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Friday, April 19, 2013
Funding cuts threaten North-Rhine Westphalia's cultural heritage
North-Rhine Westphalia's unique cultural heritage is under threat. Massive cutbacks in public funding of cultural heritage have been announced.
Reconstruction of a Neanderthal man and woman from the Neanderthal Museum [Credit: Wiki Commons]
The German Society for Pre- and Protohistory has started an online-petition to urge the government to rethink their plans.
In Germany the petition has already become an overwhelming success with 16.000 signees and surprisingly wide resonance in the press within three weeks.