Save the Imperial Palace Museum / Paderborn
Museum in Danger – Save the Imperial Palace Museum! The LWL (Landschaftsverband Westfalen Lippe) has recently published plans to close the Imperial Palace Museum (Museum in der Kaiserpfalz) in Paderborn. The close-down of the museum shall administer to consolidate the financial situation of the LWL in economic crisis. Keeping the most important collection of archaeological finds in Westphalia the Imperial Palace Museum looks back on more than 30 years of successful work. Artefacts discovered during the excavations of the palace bear witness to Charlemagne’s magnificent court, constructed in the triumphal wake of his military success in newly conquered Saxony. In 1999 more than 300,000 people have visited the exhibition „Kunst und Kultur der Karolingerzeit“, one of the most successful exhibitions of early medieval history. In 2006 the exhibition „Canossa. Erschütterung der Welt” attracted 180,000 visitors. The work of its dedicated team should be continued. Please help us avoiding the closing of the museum with your signature!