Belgium’s Federal Scientific Institutions are faced with severe budget cuts. These institutions, including such important guardians of Belgium’s heritage as the Royal Library, the State Archives, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the Royal Museums of Art and History and the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, have been suffering from financial cutbacks for years. The proposed austerity under the new government will make it even more difficult to adequately fulfill their mission and to properly administer the collections that have been entrusted to them by our society.

The Bibliographical Society has been asked by its Belgian contacts to circulate the link to the following petition: