The museum, which was inaugurated in October 1994, has an extensive exhibition about the world-famous tenor, including his music collected on record, tape and video, as well as clips, programs and other documents.

But for several years, discussions have been going on about the museum's future due to "declining interest and number of visitors" and now a decision has finally been made to close the museum completely after the turn of the year.

- For a long time now, very few people have visited the museum.

Then it is also an economic issue, the museum costs about one million kronor per year to run, says culture and leisure director Patric Hammar to Kulturnyheterna.

Gets a permanent exhibition at the city library

Hammar also emphasizes that a decision has been made that parts of the museum will be moved to Borlänge's city library.

- We will create a permanent exhibition at the city library that has about a thousand visitors a day.

Jussi Björling will be able to reach even more visitors there than he has done in recent years, says Patric Hammar.

Do not come as a shock

Jussi Björlingssällskapet's chairman, Bengt Krantz, believes that the news of the closure did not come as a shock.

However, it is a relatively useless patch on the wounds of the chairman.

- Personally, I think it is one of the most wonderful little museums we have, it really is a gem.

It presents something so special as a singer's life from different aspects and I have never heard anyone who has visited the museum who is not fond of how it is designed, says Bengt Krantz.

Hope to exhibit in another place

The society's hope going forward is that the museum's content will be managed and exhibited elsewhere.

According to the chairman, it should probably be in the capital as it was a place where the tenor spent a lot of time of his life.

- It is clear that it is very nice to imagine that you visit the museum at Jussi's hometown in Borlänge.

But we do not look too hopelessly at the situation, we hope for a good settlement in some way with Borlänge municipality and we must be grateful for the time that has been, says Bengt Krantz.