Museum closes murdered women exhibit

Jan. 29, 2013 at 10:16 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A Danish exhibition on murdered women whose families were not consulted has been shut down, administrators at Copenhagen's Police Museum said.

The exhibit, set up as a memorial to 12 homicide victims, drew criticism from politicians as well as family members, The Copenhagen Post reported Tuesday.

"The discussion surrounding the exhibition has overshadowed the exhibition itself," a statement issued by the museum said.

The statement included an apology to the families of the 12 women.

"It was a huge mistake that the next of kin were not notified and invited to participate from the beginning," said Birgitte Skallgard, an artist who painted portraits of the victims.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
American Apparel files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Womb transplants begin in U.K. after Sweden's success
Gay Vatican priest comes out day before Pope Francis begins synod on family issues
Scientists find roadmap that may lead to 'exercise pill'
Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to parasitic disease scientists