Preserving Denmark’s cultural heritage is a main task for the state-subsidised museums and the basis upon which the museums disseminate knowledge of and do research in the Danish cultural and natural heritage. The museums are responsible for preserving the cultural heritage through collection, registration and exhibition of artefacts.
The purpose of the report is to examine whether the state-subsidised museums secure Denmark’s cultural heritage for the future and whether their efforts in this area are adequately supervised by the Ministry of Culture. The report answers the following questions:
- Do the state-subsidised museums safeguard Denmark’s cultural heritage through collection, registration and preservation?
- Are the state subsidised-museums being adequately supervised by the Ministry of Culture and the Danish Agency for Culture?
Rigsrevisionen initiated the examination in September 2013.
Read the 1st chapter of the report (PDF)