Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup!

Attendance spikes at nuclear museum (National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Albuqueque, New Mexico)

Museum will occupy former Real World House (Laogai Museum, Washington, D.C.)

Bieber-worn kicks enshrined at Toronto shoe museum (Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada)

Film focuses on remote museum in Uzbekistan (Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art, Nukus, Uzbekistan)

Inmate-painted mural removed for conservation from abandoned prison museum (Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Parents find gun at Miami Children’s Museum (Miami Children’s Museum, Miami, Florida)

Hoping Gawanus Canal cleanup turns up old treasures (various museums, Brooklyn, New York)

Donor’s son sues Dallas museum over art collection, 25 years later (Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas)

Harley shut out of its own museum (Harley Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Sarkozy’s proposed French history museum: national institution or political instrument? (proposed museum, Paris, France)

Museum restores Jefferson’s unique Bible (National Museum of American History, Washington, DC)

Fire stops time on planned clock museum (proposed museum, Evanston, Illinois)

Artists to boycott Abu Dhabi’s Guggenheim over labor rights (Guggenheim Museum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

Russia orders immediate return of artworks from icon museum in Clinton (Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, Massachusetts)

Thousands expected to watch as museum moves to higher ground (National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

Economic downturn prompts closing of museum aimed at telling the story of Appalachia (Appalachian Cultural Museum, Boone, North Carolina)

Museum directors (various museums, photographs from 1955)