Virtual Galleries

Vesterheim’s impressive collection numbers more than 59,000 objects, buildings, artworks, documents, and photographs. Here, you can see a selection from the collection. Enjoy decorative woodcarving, Norwegian rosemaling (decorative painting), jewelry and metalworking, textiles (including knitting, weaving, and folk costume), fine arts, and historical images.

Hover over a photo-tile for basic information on the item. Click on the photo-tile for a full view of the item and additional information, such as dimensions and source. There are additional views of some items.

At this time, only a sampling of Vesterheim’s collection is online. The online Virtual Galleries do not include works by living artists.

Questions about these or other objects in Vesterheim’s collection can be sent to

Brooch made by Hallvard Bjorgulfson Straume Bygland - Norwegian Metalworking


ca. 1880
Bygland, Setesdal, Aust-Adger, Norway
Hallvard Bjorgulfson Straume Bygland
Norwegian Metalworking


Valle, Setesdal, Aust-Agder, Norway
Possibly Tarald Torgrimsen Flateland
Norwegian Metalworking