Meet merchants and public officials who constituted the Norwegian elite.Trade, travel and family relations laid the foundation for international networks and cultural exchange. This world-wide interchange contributed to shape daily life and culture in Norway.
Public officials were judges, clergy and other senior civil servants in both urban and rural communities. Merchants prospered through their proffesional privileges. The social hierarchy was relatively rigid. However, during the nineteenth century social positions were changing.
This fascinating exhibition highlights some of the precious merchandise that was popular among the upper and middle classes. Through these objects we follow the development of modern Norwegian society.