Museum and Fine Arts Collections
Seminary Archives program includes responsibility for a 3,800 item
museum collection called the Mission Heritage Collection. These
artifacts represent missionary gifts from China, Japan, Hong Kong,
Madagascar, South Africa and Tanzania.
The collection also includes
early 20th century Inuit materials from Alaska.
given time approximately 20 percent of the collection is on view in cases
around the Luther Seminary campus.The artifact collections are
supported by large photographic holdings in the ELCA Region 3
Archives global mission files.
Along side the
Mission Heritage Collection is Luther Seminary’s permanent
collection of fine art pieces. At present, more than paintings,
sculptures, textile items and photographs constitute this growing
collection, including the approximately 250 piece Prodigal Son
Collection, gifted by Jerry Evenrud.
Pieces from the permanent collection rotate on a regular
basis through public areas on campus.Archivist and curator Paul
Daniels and the seminary Fine Arts Committee have responsibility for