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Panorama picture from Mandal Municipality in Norway


The town museum is housed in Andorsengården, built 1801-05 by Mathias Knutzen. This magnificent merchant's house was donated to the town council in 1953 by Magdalena and Marie Salvesen. In accordance with the wishes of the Salvesen sisters, the public library occupies the ground floor of the main building. Upstairs, the museum's art collection includes the largest public collection in Norway of works by Amaldus Nielsen, the most prominent south coast artist.

The gallery also displays works by other famous local sons: Adolph Tidemand, Olaf Isaachsen and Gustav Vigeland. The museum also has a special fishsheries section, portraying the development of fisheries and fishing gear on the Agder coast.