Million deficit for Astrup Fearnley

Astrup Fearnley MuseumAstrup Fearnley Museum.Photo wikipedia.org

Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo had a deficit of 6,280,000 million kroner in 2015. Now the museum has requested  the government to triple the support, the newspaper Dagsavisen writes.

Since taking up residence in the new premises at Tjuvholmen in 2012, the economic situation of the museum has gradually worsened. In 2013 the profits of the museum were at 1.9 million kroner , while the profits were only at 145.000 kroner the following year.

In the report to the Ministry of Culture, which Dagsavisen has accessed,  the museum informs that the  revenue from tickets purchased is stable, but that the total revenue has declined by 3.4 million NOK in one year. This is partly because of a decline in sponsorship revenues.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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