The museum’s collections are made up of a plethora of typical maritime objects next to things that don’t seem to have anything at all to do with seafaring. They raise questions: What is valuable? What is beautiful? What should be saved for the future?
In the exhibition we present a selection of objects from our collections, treasures that have not been on display before. The objects have been passed on from generation to generation. Somehow, they have found their way into our collection storage, where they sit quietly, covering their fascinating stories. As you move among them, you can feel their lure and magic. They are big and small, worn and used, beautiful and fragile. They are full of soul.
Objects that evoke emotions
Among the objects in the exhibition we display the violin that was built at sea by a sailor on his free watch a long time ago and now is awakened from its slumber. We tell the story of the fragile egg cup that survived an explosive wreckage during World War I. And we present the shipowner’s wife’s vanity case, with a few droplets of golden perfume – droplets that takes us back to days gone by.
With the help of the objects, let us speak to those who were here before us. Welcome to Hilda’s perfume – about the soul of things.