Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup!

Restoration work begins on damaged Egyptian artifacts (Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt)

Philly museum makes replicas for China mummies (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Followed by: China, Philly museum resolve dispute over mummies (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Auschwitz fund-raising effort grows (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and Memorial, Poland)

Tacoma logging museum on the brink of closure (Camp 6 Logging Museum, Tacoma, Washington)

Natural History Museum opens as usual after fire (National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.)

National immigration museum officially opens doors at Pier 21 in Halifax (Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax, Canada)

Lincoln students dance for museum anniversary (University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska)

An Economist at a Museum (various museums) [Editor’s Note: Don’t be put off by the title; this raises a really interesting question. It also needs more comments to really get the discussion going – go forth and share your knowledge!]

Seattle Pinball Museum staying for good (Seattle Pinball Museum, Seattle, Washington)

How the Museum of Flight restores their aircraft (Museum of Flight at Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington)

After planning exhibition on the mob, a Naples museum director seeks asylum in Germany (Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy)

Dozens plan “nurse-in” at Hirshhorn to highlight right to breast-feed in public (Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.)

Group calls for new DC Museum of American People (proposed museum, Washington, D.C.)

Van Gogh museum hit by Facebook scammers (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

State sues over assets of defunct Peace Museum (Chicago Peace Museum, Chicago, Illinois)

The Met’s plans for virtual expansion (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York)

Bill would force UI to sell $140m Pollock painting (University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa)

Valentine’s promotion at crime museum criticized (National Museum of Crime and Punishment, Washington, D.C.)

NJ Museum of Agriculture to cease operations, possibly forever (New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, New Brunswick, New Jersey)