Jussi Bjorling museum


The idea of a Jussi Björling museum in Borlänge was put forward soon after his death in September 1960 by a local, culturally active merchant, Göte Åhsberg. Jussi himself had expressed the wish to preserve his childhood home at Magasinsgatan, which would later also prove to be the place of his birth, and had offered to give concerts for the purpose. Now the house was soon going to be pulled down due to large building projects, including expansion of the railway tracks. The first proposal was to move the house to the open-air museum Tunabygdens gammelgård, and install an exhibition on the ground floor.

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