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Photo: Marte Grette, The Vigeland Museum
Photo: Marte Grette, The Vigeland Museum

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Sinnataggen, The Angry Boy, is now back in The Vigeland Park

As is well known, Sinnataggen was damaged the night before Tuesday April 6th. Someone attempted to saw over the left ankle, and the sculpture was removed for preservation. The sculpture has now been restored and was placed back on the Bridge in The Vigeland Park today.

- The art in The Vigeland Park belongs to Oslo's residents and visitors. We have received many inquiries from the public that they miss the sculpture and hope for his recovery. We are very happy that Sinnataggen is in good condition and back in its usual place, says Jarle Strømodden, director of The Vigeland Museum. 

Photo: Marte Grette, The Vigeland Museum

The Vigeland Museum is responsible for the sculptures in The Vigeland Park. The museum has two permanently employed sculpture conservators who look after Vigeland's art. In general, there is little damage to the sculptures in the park.

- The visitors love The Vigeland Park and takes good care of it, which we really appreciate. We take such a damage very seriously, but fortunately, it went well with Sinnataggen this time, says Siri Refsum, Sculpture curator NKF-N / Plastermaker at The Vigeland Museum.


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The Agency for Cultural Affairs (Kulturetaten) ensures quality, diversity and development in cultural offerings in Oslo. The Agency also recommends candidates for grants and scholarships for various projects aiming to promote art, culture and media in the city. The Agency is also responsible for the City of Oslo’s art programme, the City Archives, Oslo Culture School, the Pop Centre, the Vigeland Museum, the sculptures in the Vigeland Park, Oslo Culture Night, Oslo biennalen, summer camps, cultural properties, the Events Office (arrangementskontoret), and more.

Stein Slyngstad has been director since 2018.

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