Viking Ship Museum in Bygdøy receives fundings to save Oseberg ship

Oslo. Minister of Education and Research.Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

The rescue operation, that works to prevent the Oseberg ship from falling apart, has received renewed financial support for the next three years. ‘We are very relieved’, says Håkon Glørstad, director of the Viking Ship Museum.

Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen personally visited the Viking Ship Museum in Bygdøy this Tuesday to deliver the news.  ‘We have decided to provide 30 million kroners from the state budget over a period of three years, starting next year’, says Isaksen to NTB.

The rescue operation ‘Saving Oseberg’ ends in December, but Glørstad emphasizes that in order to save the Oseberg ship, the work will have to continue.  ‘The Oseberg ship is literally about to collapse, so we will have to pursue the rescue operation to take care of the ship’, says Glørstad. Eleven people are currently working hard to save the ship from falling apart. ‘We asked for 30 million kroners and were granted the full amount, which in terms is very good news’, says Glørstad. ‘We now have the necessary reassurance that the work can continue without any breaks’.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today