Tradition lives on at Folkemuseum

MUSEUM GUIDE: Norway’s capital is full of museums, and they’re often in the news. We’re following that news, and aim to focus regularly on a specific museum or attraction worthy of a visit. THIS WEEK: The Norsk Folkemuseum, a lively place in the summer that’s full of tradition and offers an historic glimpse of the […]

Budget troubles ail Folkemuseum

The Norsk Folkemuseum, known for its centuries-old wooden houses (photo) , warned it would need to cut staffing and opening hours next year because it wasn’t able to balance its budget. Funding has been tight for years, says its director, who called the situation “unworthy” for the open-air cultural institution in Oslo. State officials came […]