Trastad Collections is an art and cultural museum that collects, communicates, exhibits and research in a highly appropriate social perspective. But an Outsider Art gallery where we show national and international Outsider Art / Art Brut and a social historical exhibition in the museum part where it presented an authentic residential and care facility for disabled people in Norway since 1945, we are a unique museum that sets the story in a future-oriented perspective and how the museum sites help to be a living institution in society.
Trastad Collections has its origins in the history of Trastad Farm in Kvæfjord, which was the central institution for the mentally retarded in Northern Norway between 1954 and 1991.
The museum displays an authentic residential and care facility for disabled people in Norway after 1945. At the same time conveyed a unique story about how "not training talented" people could evolve with artistic expression.
Trastad Gallery currently has a national and international collection of Raw Art / Outsider Art. Some artworks were created by former residents at the central institution Trastad Farm. The artworks can be seen in the art gallery. One of the main intentions of Trastad collections is to increase knowledge about so-called outsider groups participation and recognition in an artistic context.
Open exhibitions and gallery 05.07 to 14.08, Tuesday to Sunday. 11: 00-15: 00
Open all year by appointment.