A museum in
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Manfredi told Italy's Corriere della Sera that the failure of officials from Italy and the
Italy has been hard hit by the global economic recession, with arts institutions experiencing deep cuts. The Maxxi museum in Rome has seen drastic budget cuts in recent years, while the ancient site of Pompeii has garnered concern for what many see as neglect by officials.
Earlier this month, the Italian government and the EU said they were launching a project to save the archaeological treasures in Pompeii.
Various reports have noted that Manfredi of the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum is an outspoken personality with a flare for publicity.
He claims to have written a letter to German Chancellor