Fate of London's world famous library hangs in the balance

Scholars fear outcome of Warburg Institute's funding dispute with University of London


THE Warburg Institute here has trained generations of scholars, who liken its library of Renaissance and post-Classical material to an intellectual paradise. Now many scholars fear for the Warburg's future over a funding dispute with the University of London, which has housed the collection since 1944, after it was moved from Nazi Germany.

In recent years the Warburg has had to pay the university, which is state-run, an increasingly large percentage of its annual budget to maintain the Bloomsbury...

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