The Cobalt Works’ collection of Theodor Kittelsen’s works is an integral part of the industrial museum. The collection is displayed in the Th. Kittelsen Museum at the Cobalt Mines. Here you will find many of Kittelsen’s woodcarvings, including a cupboard, desk, log chairs, waste paper bin and friezes donated by the family. Blaafarveværket has continued to add to the collection of paintings, watercolours, drawings and now has a substantial collection of Theodor Kittelsen’s art.
Lauvlia was the home of Theodor Kittelsen (1857-1914) from 1899 to 1909. Beautifully situated beside Lake Soneren and offering views of Norefjell and Mount Andersnatten stands the home that Inga and Theodor built in 1899. Here, they lived happily with their children until 1909. The artist’s home stands today as the most personal memory we have of Theodor Kittelsen. The house has been restored and now contains the family’s original furnishings and is characterised by Kittelsen’s own carvings and painted decor. Lauvlia was the place where Theodor settled the longest in his life; a period of 10 years. Visitors receive a personal tour of the Artist’s Home and can enjoy listening to the guide talking about family life in Lauvlia and about Th. Kittelsen’s art.