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Italian Museum Burns Art To Protest Underfunding

A museum in Italy has been burning its own paintings to draw attention to the underfunding of culture in the country. Curator Antonio Manfredi says his museum will have to shut down if it doesn't receive financial help from Italian or European authorities. He says he has selected the pictured paintings for destruction with the consent of the artists and that he intends to torch three paintings every week until Italy's culture minister personally visits his museum and witnesses its plight.