A long interview with Joseph Rottmann, the head of the Varrusschlacht Musum in Osnabrück, in the Oznabrücker Zeitung.
Several highlights: 80,000 people visited the site last year, an increase of 5%. This despite a price increase. And 75% of visitors came from outside the region. The new visiting exhibition is going to be about pharohs and mummification, and the big annual exhibition is going to be about Germanicus. Little update on the archaeology since lead archaeologist Günther Moosbauer left in October to head up the Gäubodenmuseum in Bavaria.
He is understandably concerned about further state cuts to heritage budgets (I blogged about them in December 2012). He uses the vivid phrase: "Die Zitrone ist weitgehend ausgepresst, mehr Sparpotenzial gibt es quasi nicht" "The lemon is pretty much squeezed out. There really aren't any more potentials for savings."
The full interview is here.