Until the opening of the museum in 1995, when the house acquired by the municipal council, 5 colony managers and 5 commercial principals have lived in the house.
The permanent exhibition is found on the ground floor. The basis of the collections are the paintings of Emanuel A. Petersen. The changing exhibitions are found on the first floor. During the season different visual artists give exhibitions at the Art Museum, and in the summertime, people are welcome to visit the surrounding arctic kitchen garden.