The Danish Agency for Culture has for a number of years been focusing on industrial heritage in order to ensure that this important part of Danish history also in the future will be valued and used as a resource in the further development of Danish society.
An overview of industrial heritage in Denmark has just been published. The book presents to an English-speaking readership some of the results of this commitment.
The Danish Agency for Culture has supported the industrial heritage work of a number of museums and municipalities through a special appropriation from the Danish Parliament 2004-2011, and via the funds allocated to museum projects every year. This effort has created a greater knowledge of industrial environments and heritage.
- 25 Industrial heritage sites of national significance and 161 industrial sites af regional significance have been selected.
- Guides for reusing of industrial plants and harbour areas as a resource have been published.
In 2010 and 2011 the Agency has especially supported
- the use of industrial heritage in education
- the integration of industrial heritage
- the 25 industrial sites of national significance into local planning
to further promote the values of the Danish industrial heritage.
Currently The Danish Agency for Culture will continue to promote:
- the integration of industrial heritage and especially the 25 industrial sites of national significance into local planning
- the values of the Danish industrial heritage as a ressource for cultural turism and development.