Perspective Museum, Tromso ,Troms, Norway

Perspective Museum is a foundation created in 1996, with the purpose of disseminating and developing knowledge as a basis for understanding relationships in existence, creating tolerance for cultural diversity and contributing to alternative perspectives on culture and society.

The Perspective Museum has emerged as an active environment for contemporary documentation and dissemination. The museum is part of the national museum network, and participates in networks for minorities and cultural diversity.

At the establishment, the Troms Folk Museum and the collections at Tromsø City Museum were taken up in the new foundation. In addition to the main building in the center of Tromsø, the museum owns two open-air facilities with a total of 24 antique buildings that are part of the summer season’s dissemination program. The extent and content of the collections reflects Tromsø and the history museum history from the 1950s and beyond.

In 2004, the museum opened in Storgata 95, a conserved patrisier house from 1838, which from 1911 and 90 years later was the People’s House with a multitude of activities and functions. In 2005, Perspective Museum was owned by the beautiful wooden building located north of Gågata.

Inspired by current issues and Tromsø’s recent history, Perspective Museum operates a project-based business, where the museum’s ongoing documentation provides fabric for exhibitions and other dissemination. Focus on the museum as a medium has placed the museum exhibition at the center of theoretical and practical exploration. Intention to be visibly present in the public conversation governs collection, conservation, research and communication.

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