Saab Museum now part of the Bankruptcy
December 20, 2011 in News
Tv4 West made a small interview with me about a week ago regarding the Saab Museum and today they’ve aired a piece of it where they are also asking the local politicians about saving the museum. What I basically said in the interview was that I feel is a big shame that such a piece of national treasure has not been safe-guarded by the politicians. They of course want to do what ever they can but they are unable to afford the aprox 5 million SEK per year which would be the cost of maintaining and running the museum. And placing such cost against the costs of running schools and hospitals of course the later is more important than a museum.
However, this does not stop them from looking at other options, perhaps a favorable non-profit lease of the facilities to a private entity. Right now though the Museum is in safe hands, the issue above was most urgent considering that the cars had been claimed by the enforcement agency, the museum and its collection is part of the bankruptcy dealings and will most likely be part of a potential sale to a new owner. So for now, we’re keeping calm and carrying on! =)
Here is a very nice video shot from the Muesum by Budd Shawn (2010 9-3xwd) from the US, it was shot last thursday.