Cora Sandel Collection

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In 2002, Perspektivet Museum moved in to Storgata 95. In the 1890s, this was home to the Fabricius family, who rented an apartment with their three children. One of them was Sara, who later became a writer under the pseudonym Cora Sandel. In Sandel’s works, the narrative often plays out in “a small town in the North”, probably modelled on Tromsø. When Perspektivet Museum opened in 2004, a small exhibition about Cora Sandel was the only permanent exhibit. Over the years, the museum developed a close relationship with Sara Fabricius’ son, Erik Jönsson. When he passed away in 2016, he generously donated a large collection of objects, photographs, sketches and documents to Perspektivet Museum. Fabricious was a painter as well as a writer, and Jönsson gifted his 25 paintings and two sketches by his mother to the municipality of Tromsø. These are also in the care of Perspektivet Museum.

Including previous donations, the Perspektivet Museum now owns and manages a broad collection related to Cora Sandel/Sara Fabricius, reflecting both her life and art practice.