On the council chamber's outer wall there hangs an "Insciption" (1991) by American artist Lawrence Weiner (b. 1940). He saw the council chamber's round outer wall as the bow of a ship and the council members as ship's captains who need something to navigate by when setting the course for the municipality. This explains the reference to the North Star, the star which sailors set their course by.
It was given to the municipality of Holstebro by the Danish National Arts Foundation in 1991 as the mark of the 25th year of the exhibition of "Woman on Cart