A large part of my work at Østfoldmuseene is to create examples of different presentation techniques and tools we have at our disposal. I’ve captured most of our building in 360 photo and 4K 120FPS smooth gimbal video as well as drone footage.
I just posted four cultural spots on the kulturPunkt.org service where I have utilized 360 footage, video and drone footage.
Fruit production has been high at Hvaler. The number of apple varieties on Hvaler is many. Dramatic stories are associated with some of the apple varieties. At Christmas 1896, the sailing ship Savannah sank at Grisebåene near Kosterøyene. The ship had sailed all the way from America. In a floating cupboard from this shipwreck, apples were found that were planted and the apple variety was named Savannah. In addition to countless apple varieties, there is also a good climate for growing plums and pears on Hvaler.
Nordgården was a typical farm on the Hvalerøyene in the 17th and 19th century, where people combined fishing with farming. The farm was later purchased for use in the graniteindustry, which was a growing industry in the latter half of the 19th century, followed by increased industrialization and growing cities. In addition to supplying Norwegian cities with stone and granite, a lot of stone was exported to England and Germany, among others. During the 20th century, demand declined and much of the industrial sector was closed down.
At Hvaler, historical awareness is growing and expanding – in the 1960s – about the islands’ unique cultural heritage shaped by nature and culture. The Coastal Museum at Hvaler was established in 1971 and two years later Nordgården at Dypedal was bought to create a small open-air museum. The cultural protection association currently owns the collections, and the museum is run by the Østfold museums with great help from local volunteers. We would recommend visitors to read more about the buildings, the boats, the apple orchard and use the playground.