The historical and modern collections

  • David-Andersen, Tesil med forglemmegei
    Tea strainer by Gustav Gaudernack for David-Andersen, 1897, silver and enamel. Photo: Jan Ove Iversen Foto: Jan Ove Iversen / Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum

The lower ground floor displays show a cross section of the historical and the modern collections. With furniture and silver works from the 16th century as a starting point, visitors can walk through the history of crafts and industrial design. There are classics from all over Europe to take in along the way. Modern arts and crafts are also represented: with jewellery, glassware, ceramics, and recent textiles.