Austerity in Italy if cutting into cultural budgets. Museums and galleries are being closed or going part-time, part closed.

In protest, a museum head is (with the agreement of artists) burning art works.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHj1ChIb9X8"]'This is War!' Italy museum burns art to protest deadly cuts - YouTube[/ame]

Are we at risk of entering a new Dark Age, with the disappearance of many forms of culture ?