Maniitsoq Museum is a repository of local cultural history that also has a large art collection. It serves as a driving force in the cultural life of the local community and thus reaches out to both children and adults. The museum organizes activities and exhibitions and is a vibrant and exciting place that welcomes its visitors with open arms.
The cultural historical collection is extremely varied and reflects the wide diversity of the former Maniitsoq administrative district. The museum’s collection of traditional clothing and historic artifacts is well worth the visit, and you won’t want to miss seeing the interior furnishings from the town’s old church.
The museum’s permanent exhibitions also include a wonderful art collection featuring works by local artists and others with links to Maniitsoq. A large number of carved figurines and paintings make up the bulk of the displayed artwork. There are several paintings and works of art by Gitz-Johansen in the collection as well as “The land of Caribou,” which is an exhibition about caribou (reindeer) hunting in the past and present, with a primary focus on the Angujârtorfiup Nunâ area. This exhibition is based on both local knowledge and academic research.