Museum crumbling

The Viking Museum in Roskilde is desperately searching for the funds needed to renovate the 44-year-old building’s crumbling outer walls. The iron structure that lies beneath a thin layer of concrete on the outside is rusting, and although experts called the situation “urgent” two years ago, the museum has not had the funding to start renovations. Neither the Roskilde Council nor the museum, which has seen a dip in visitors in recent years, have the money for the repairs. Museum spokesperson Claus Christiansen said that they have appealed to both charitable organisations and parliament for help.  – Politiken