Follow-up of the appeal for the Jussi Björling Museum as of 12 January
Emails and phone calls have continued to stream in from people who wish to support our efforts to preserve the Jussi Björling Museum. They have arrived from all of Sweden but also from our neighbouring countries Denmark and Norway, from Germany and Great Britain, from Spain and USA and even from Australia and China. Jussi Björling is well-known and loved all over the world. Reactions have also been strong, sometimes upset and desperate. “I am ashamed of being an inhabitant of Borlänge, when they treat the son of our town like this”, wrote a fairly young man. “My tears are streaming all the time, I get so damned sad”, wrote another, and a third wrote with deep seriousness: “The memory of Jussi Björling is no small thing. Nothing that should be belittled … rather a world heritage to place under protection!” Yes, formal protection is sorely needed, since the museum is undoubtedly under threat of extinction. Others resorted to strong measures: “The plans to close down the Jussi Björling Museum is a great scandal and must be prevented! Jussi Björling is one of Sweden’s foremost contribution to the cultural heritage of the world. He is known all over the world and is often regarded as one of the foremost singers ever to appear, with an entirely unique voice. Even today he has a crowd of admirers. Jussi Björling belongs to what places Sweden (and Borlänge) on the map of the world”.
There is a list of those who signed up for the appeal via personal contact up to and including December 21, 2020. That call list is now closed.
Click here for a list of those who mainly signed up for the call via the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. It is still possible to register for the call via that address. Enter name and place of residence.