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Museums in the News – The Roundup Has Lost Count

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 2, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our museums in the news roundup! I have officially lost count of how many we’re up to now.

Hands-down my favorite headline of the week: Museum trains employed in snow battle (Swedish Railway Museum, Gävle and Ängelholm, Sweden)

National Museum of Play buys earliest known Monopoly game (Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, New York)

Indiana museum puts mastodon bones up for adoption (Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana)

Residents of Huntsville, Texas, say there’s more to life than death row (Texas Prison Museum, Hutsville, Texas)

4 of 7 Nevada state museums targeted for closure (Nevada)

The Eight Track Museum opens today in Deep Ellum (Eight Track Museum, Dallas, Texas)

Museum programs for Alzheimer’s patients show the power of art as therapy (Various Museums)

Touching stuff at the museum (North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, Raleigh, North Carolina)

Roy Neuberger: legendary investor dies at age 107 (Various Museums)

Science museum learns it’s tough to destroy a fruitcake (Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia)

Hold that obit; MoMA’s not dead (Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York)

Museum wants to return objects, but there’s a hitch (Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York)

Popular reality show comes to National Motorcycle Museum (National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa)

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