Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup!

New York’s Museum of Sex Launches Comic Book Exhibition (Museum of Sex, New York, New York)

Most beautiful museum gardens around the world (Various Museums)
[yes, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is in there!]

On a tour of the Phila. Museum, Director Timothy Rub points out his favorites (Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Church History Museum opens up exhibit for children (Church History Museum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah)

Hall of Opium, A Mesmerizing Museum (Hall of Opium, Chiang Rai, Thailand)

When the subject is race, Museum of Science takes multimedia approach (Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts)

Historical museum to honor winners of essay contest (Tulare Historical Museum, Tulare, California)

Cleveland Museum of Art to auction 32 old master paintings at Sotheby’s (Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio)

Toilet-shaped house is now a toilet museum (Seoul, South Korea)

Beatles memorabilia museum opens in Buenos Aires (Beatle Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Step right up to Fraud Museum in Austin (Fraud Museum, Austin, Texas)

Architecture of the new Danish Maritime Museum (Danish Maritime Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Heard Museum receives major Navajo textile collection (Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Arts, Phoenix, Arizona)

A Guggenheim Helsinki? Finland pays $2.5 million to be the museum’s latest suitor (Helsinki, Finland)

Texas foundation to sell Matisse set “The Backs” (Burnett Foundation, Fort Worth, Texas)

Mansion unlocked after 100 years (Maison Mantin, Moulins, France)

US Senator blasts national museum selling statues of US presidents…made in China (National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.)

Museum can’t access grant yet (African American Museum of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, Illinois)

Museum price tag could go up $1M (proposed Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum)
[especially interesting in light of Cynthia’s recent post.]

Napierville helps children’s museum stay afloat (DuPage Children’s Museum, Napierville, Illinois)