Carl Petersen designed the Faaborg Museum. Petersen was a good friend of the sculptor Kai Nielsen but it was the painter Peter Hansen who suggested him as the architect. He was a surprising choice. Petersen had studied architecture in Copenhagen but he had only worked on a few buildings in collaboration with other architects. He had also worked as a ceramicist and was artistic director for the Copenhagen porcelain company Bing & Grøndahl. Nevertheless the ‘Funen Painters’ commissioned him as architect on account of his understanding of design and of materiality, as well as an ability to collaborate across different disciplines.