Contemporary documentations


People’s stories about their own lives inspire the museum to develop new, more general perspectives through the exhibition medium. In our projects we explore a diversity of values, attitudes and worldviews in order to see the world from different perspectives and to establish the museum as an arena for dialogue, wonderment and learning. Contemporary documentation allows us to hear voices that are missing in public debate, but which can change or add nuance to established attitudes and give us new insight.

Several years of documentary work undergird the museum’s larger exhibitions. This activity is the driving force for Perspektivet Museum’s professional work, from collecting to producing publications. It opens doors into Tromsø’s vibrant diversity of milieus and activities.