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Museums in the News – The Game Day Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 16, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to the weekly Museums in the News roundup!

Beirut Cathedral Museum reveals layers of Christian history (St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Beirut, Lebanon)

Washington State History Museum finds support (Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, Washington)

Lady Gaga exhibition in Dutch Museum (Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands)

Salem Lizzie Borden museum, which lawsuit and questions over location, shuts doors (40 Whacks Museum, Salem, Massachusetts)
(Editorial comment: yes, it’s really called the 40 Whacks Museum; no, it should not be confused with the actual historic house where Lizzie Borden lived, which is now a bed and breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts. And yes, you read that right. A bed and breakfast.)

You Say You Want a Revolution: Computer museum chronicle shifts (Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California)

The Museum of Lost Wonder (book by Jeff Hoke, curator and exhibit designer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium)

Public to help decide direction of Brown County Neville Public Museum (Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin)

Museum sues photog for posting photos of art on Flickr (World Erotic Art Museum, Miami, Florida)

Gay museum opens doors in San Francisco (GLBT History Museum, San Francisco, California)

Met museum gets $10 million Tisch gift for Costume Institute (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York)

Iraq’s National Museum, put online by Google, will reopen its physical doors this spring (National Museum of Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq)

Museum of Modern Art acquires video withdrawn from Smithsonian exhibition (Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York)

Museum cancels slain/missing women exhibit (Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

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