CPH Post

Culture

Construction finally begins on rock ‘n’ roll museum

The project was first revealed way back in 2003


The museum will portray the history of rock music in Denmark over the past 60 years using state-of-the-art exhibition technology (Photo: MVRDV/COBE)

June 24, 2014
15:37

by Christian Wenande


It took eleven years, but on June 30, construction work on the long-awaited Danish rock ‘n’ roll museum will finally commence following the confirmation that the entire 120 million kroner  funding package is in place.

Denmark’s Rock Museum, as it will be called, will be located in the new Musicon district of Roskilde, which is currently being developed and is expected to open in the spring of 2015.

The museum, which will also have regular temporary exhibitions, will focus on the history of rock music in Denmark over the past 60 years, using state-of-the-art exhibition technology, light studios, production rooms, a stage, a library, archives and an education and research centre.

READ MORE: Museum selling Viking ships to the public

Echoes of Gasolin
Even its address will have rock ‘n’ roll significance as it will be located on Rabalderstræde, the street aptly named after a song by arguably Denmark’s best ever rock band, Gasolin.

Aside from the museum, Musicon will also house the Roskilde Festival High School and the festival’s new headquarters.

The museum, which was originally announced way back in 2003, has been designed by the Dutch firm MVRDV in co-operation with the Danish architect firm COBE.



Related stories



Latest Comments

The picture is from inside an IC3 train :-)

(Jens Rost on December 20, 2014 22:39)

Yes I have been waiting since 1960

(Karin Ingvardsen on December 19, 2014 22:51)

BMI is pure bullshit, favored mainly by insurance companies to deny, or...

(Alex DeGre?t on December 19, 2014 21:10)

Non-western would include Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Thai. Is there a...

(William Harvey on December 19, 2014 18:20)

What about the French?

(William Harvey on December 19, 2014 13:00)

I should tell my cow sister-in-law who hasn`t worked in 26 years.

(Jon Paris King on December 19, 2014 12:43)

Vivo en Argentina y nunca pude lograr la doble ciudadanía ya que mi padre...

(Patricia Thomassen on December 18, 2014 19:38)

Danish team deserved this cruel lesson, because the Danish handball community...

(Szalay Gergely on December 18, 2014 15:49)

Do these municipalities understand the geopolitical situation of western...

(Jaou Ad on December 18, 2014 13:54)

For god sake, not again. Academic career is a very risky path with no real...

(Andrei Shchebet on December 18, 2014 13:26)