Paintings, drawings and other art items in archival collections

Artistisc items are not uncommon in archival collections. Some are found as illustrations in diaries, some in ethnographic research material, and some are stand alone works of art, made or acquired by the creator of an archival collection.

Painting of the barque Elieser

A photo of a painting of Eliser is found in the presentation of the special collection related to the ship.

  • Published: 2013-07-23

Document of the month - February 2010

The document of the month for February 2010 is a piece of art, a watercolor painting in a letter from China missionary Ragna Holthe to her family in Norway.

  • Published: 2010-02-17

The parable of "The prodigal son" - illustrated Chinese version

In our collection A-1141 from Josef Laurentius Sten Bugge, NMS missionary to China 1916-1934, there is a scroll illustrating the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32. As the title page is partly damaged, only fragments of the information about the publisher and date are visible. A note coming together with the scroll as it was transferred to the Mission Archives in 1993 states, however, that the publisher was "Froese & Co., Basel", i.e. Buch- und Kunstdruckerei Froese & Co. in Switzerland.

  • Published: 2009-07-29

Kunstneriske filmtitler

Ved produksjon av 16 mm filmer fikk Det Norske Misjonsselskap laget flotte malerier til bruk som tittelbilder i selve filmen. Vi har nylig skannet noen av disse flotte maleriene, og de blir nå rammet inn og stilt ut på lesesalen for våre arkivgjester.

  • Published: 2009-07-28

Karikaturtegning fra 1960 av Henry Imsland

Vi har funnet en originaltegning med motiv fra Sør-Afrika. Det er fint om noen kan bidra med opplysninger om den anledning som motiverte Henry Imsland (1900-1981). Han var avistegner i Stavanger Aftenblad fra 1921 og helt fram til sin død.

  • Published: 2009-07-28