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Museum Notes


November 23, 2022

A close-up of Henning Engelsen's woodcarvings. Contributed photo.

On the second floor of the museum is a miniature diorama depicting 19th-century life in Norway. All the little figures are carved of wood. I've often wondered about it, and a little research recently revealed more of its story.

Words on the front of the display indicate that it was carved and painted by Henning Engelsen. Henning Engelsen (1918-2005) was a Norwegian artist and the founder of HENNING, a Norwegian woodcarving company run by the Engelsen family. The HENNING workshop is in Kap...

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