One day an older man came into the museum. He looked around, and then he said: "I see, you have no painter." The founder of the museum, Jens Jakobsen, who at once was sure, that the visitor was a painter himself, answered, that the museum only had tools and workshops from the trades, from where there were given old hand-tools. "Then I will give you a painter," the visitor said, and after one year there was phoned and said, that now the painter was ready. Were the museum ready too to receive him? He had a great deal of materials for the museum, and he wanted himself to deliver it. And so it happened, that the museum got a painter-workshop from a longer distance away.
There were old brushes made of horsehair, pigs-bristles, hair from badgers, morten and others. Furthermore there were a set of graincombs and samples og elm, pine, walnut and many others.
The trade of painting has "fashionable" roots. In the lately Middle Age the painter was almost an artist, who was employed with murals, alterpieces and decorating carving; but when it in the cource of fifteen- and sixteen-hundreds became comment using oil-colour for decoration and protection of both indoor and outdoor woodwork, the painters from that time took on the more materialistic employment, and the basis for the painting-craft, as we know it to day, had been founded.