> Markus Bertling died

As I just learned from the university newspaper, a good friend of the ITM, Dr Markus Bertling, passed away on 13 February. Mr Bertling, born in 1959, was the director of the Palaeontological Museum of the WWU. I am connected with Markus by many years of cooperation in the Senate Committee for Art and Culture of the WWU and a personal friendship that developed as a result. I will greatly miss him, his mischievous humour, his enthusiasm for art, his willingness to experiment. Thomas Hoeren