Two months ago Danish museums were criticized for doing nothing to preserve Morgenavisen Jylland Posten's 12 Muhammed cartoons for posterity. Now two institutes are interested in buying the cartoons, writes Nyhedsavisen.
Ervin Nielsen of Denmark's Media Museum in Odense says that they have contacted people from the Danish Royal Library, who said they were looking to collect the money needed to purchase the cartoons. Nyhedsavisen could not get the Royal Library to confirm or deny this.
According to several historians, the original cartoons are important historical documents which should be preserved for posterity.
Cartoonist Claus Seidel of the Museum for Danish Cartoon Art (Museet for Dansk Bladtegnin) located at the Royal Library says that the library should acquire the cartoons, if they can afford to do so.
Ervin Nielsen of Denmark's Media Museum says that the museum will undertake this assignment if the library won't do so since it's important to preserve the cartoons.
Source: DR (Danish)