Gulskogen Manor - important building protection will continue in 2021
Drammens Museum has received an important grant for listed buildings from Viken County Municipality on behalf of the National Heritage Board in 2021. In addition, the museum has received a significant award from the UNI Foundation.
The grants go to antiquarian building protection work at Gulskogen and the museum is very grateful for the financial support.
Gulskogen farm and park is a unique and protected cultural monument. There are very few remaining pleasure grounds among the original magnificent properties that lay along both sides of the Drammen River in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The main building will now receive the necessary restoration with antiquarian reorganization of the roof. The work will be started before the summer and take place throughout the autumn. The museum carried out a similar and successful renovation project last year for the roof of the side building. The conservation work helps to secure the important and unique building heritage in Drammen.
The main building, where there are usually daily tours, will be closed to the public while the work continues in 2021. The park will also be open to the public from May to October and the museum will keep the kiosk in the side building open from late May to mid-September.
The museum's magazine MUSEET is now on its way out to the mailboxes in Drammen.
In the spring of 2020, we got a collaboration with Jasmin Women's Network, Women's Resource Center who wanted a meaningful activity once a week. The idea of a separate herb bed that they could plan and care for together was a strong wish from the women and we managed to get it in place in June 2020.
The barn from Straumen in Norway has been completely restored with several extensive and necessary improvements. Traditional craftsmen Audun Eken, Eivind Vinger and Thomas Løken have restored the log building which is now secured for the future.
We have the pleasure of presenting new works in the collection in the Exhibition Room in the Museum Building. The purchased works are by the artists Ulla-Mari Brantenberg, Marit Tingleff, Ann-Cathrin November Høibo and Tron Meyer.