Wednesday turned out to be an extraordinary day. We started working in two groups – the students working previously on the backdrop joined the border- and the side wing groups. With more hands the work went faster and we managed to finish one side wing. The good news did not stop there.
Gaute Jacobsen baker pizza.
We expected a visit from the staff members of Rød Herregård in Halden. To our surprise they were not only interested in the conservation of the scenery, but also brought lunch with them. The museum director, Gaute Jacobsen, turned out to be not only a ethnologist, but also a great chef! He and the rest of the staff members had made us delicious pizza.
It was a great opportunity for all of us to share our experiences and thoughts concerning the theatre. It is nice to see that so many people are interested in the work we are undertaking and supporting us. We felt valued, and seeing our work being appreciated by others makes it more worthwhile. After the meal we showed them how work is moving forward and explained the methods we are using. They were very pleased with the progress. This nice surprise lifted our spirits and gave us new energy to work more efficiently.