December 2011

Axing IMAREAL

Imareal is a wonderful site for the research of medieval paintings and many other topics covered in a set of online databases. This is all supported by the "Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit" in Krems, Austria. This institute is the home of over a dozen people financed by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The said Austrian Academy is about to lose a big part of its money and thinks about killing 300 - 450 full time jobs including the ones in Krems. There is an online petition attempting to prevent this desaster with over 13000 signatures as of this writing.


Krems on the Danube River, Austria, is the home of IMAREAL (photo: wikipedia)