On Monday December 4th, 2017, Bitten & Mads Clausen's Foundation together with the publishing company Gad, presented a book in English about the island of Als from a historical, cultural and current perspective.
The book is a broad presentation of Als, its people, nature and history, written for foreigners as well as for the local people. Its primary target is, however, the foreign business contacts, the newcomers and tourists. The book is therefore published in English.
“The Island of Als” stems from a project which started back in 2014 where Danfoss’ chairman Jorgen Clausen contacted Inge Adriansen with an idea of presenting Als to the many foreign visitors who visit Danfoss every year. The idea was supported by Bitten & Mads Clausen's Foundation which has funded the publication.
Inge Adriansen was the former museum manager at Sønderborg Castle and an assistant professor. On Als and in Southern Jutland she was a very respected and loved personality who, because of her long-time work in Sønderborg Castle knew the history and the development of the area intensely. She was a master at communicating that knowledge with insight and enthusiasm. The book is a clear example of this. Inge Adriansen died on October 27th, 2017, but with indomitable energy she managed to finish the book before then.