Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage requires a plan for climate-exposed cultural monuments

Aerial photo of the Norwegian Folk Museum. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB
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Director General of the Directorate for Cultural Heritage, Hanna Geiran, sounds the alarm. Extreme weather, higher sea levels, and permafrost that thaws all threaten Norwegian cultural monuments, wrote Klassekampen.

“We have a building heritage that is completely unique, with medieval buildings from the 12th century until today. We are obliged to take care of these for future generations,” said the Director General.

According to Klassekampen, Geiran shares the concern of director Nina Refseth at the Norwegian Folk Museum, a building that must be repaired and maintained more and more often.

The Director General of the Directorate for Cultural Heritage will have clearer political priorities for saving the cultural monuments.

“We know that a more humid climate causes more fungus and rot, which attack wood in old wooden buildings. We have also seen that an increased risk of flooding can cause us to lose archaeological cultural monuments,” she said.

Source: ©️ NTB Scanpix / #NorwayTodayTravel

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