As I’ve said, sorry for the radio silence! I won’t attempt to cover several weeks’ worth of museum news, but here are a selection of articles.

Tea party project has steep price (new Boston Tea Party Museum, Boston, Massachusetts)

Attackers in French museum damage controversial ‘Piss Christ’ (Collection Lambert, Avignon, France)

King Tut’s chair in a fashion line ad triggers uproar (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York)

Johnny Cash’s childhood home to be turned into a museum (proposed museum, Dyess, Arkansas)

Big exhibit of Grandma Moses in Bennington, Vermont (Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art hits the market (LACMA, Los Angeles, California)

Florida museums expect big hit in upcoming budget (various museums, Florida)

Icelandic Penis Museum acquires human penis (Phallological Museum, Husavik, Iceland)

Great Barrington home to Civil Rights museum (Museum of Civil Rights Pioneers, Great Barrington, Massachusetts)

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis bids goodbye to Mookie (Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana)

National Latino Museum plan faces fight (proposed museum, Washington, D.C.)

New director named at Victoria and Albert Museum (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England)

Austrian museum to return Nazi-stolen Klimt (Museum of Modern Art, Salzburg, Austria)

Scrimshaw stolen from Cape Cod museum (Cape Cod National Seashore Museum, Eastham, Massachusetts)

Most Smithsonian funding intact under budget deal (Smithsonian Museums, Washington, D.C.)

NY MoMath museum aims to add to mathematics appreciation (proposed museum, New York City, New York)

Exhibit highlights Civil War nurses (National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.)

Grammy Museum planned for the Mississippi Delta (proposed museum, Mississippi)

Catalina exhibit focuses on Norma Jean’s island time (Catalina Island Museum, Avalon, California)

Derby Museum showcases jockey great Bill Shoemaker (Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville, Kentucky)

NY’s Irish-American museum leaving longtime home (Irish American Heritage Museum, Albany, New York)

New international UFO museum is on hold (proposed museum, Roswell, New Mexico)

Carlisle area military museum remains in Army’s cost-cutting crosshairs (Army Heritage and Information Center, Carlisle, Pennsylvania)

Glitzy LA auto museum receives $100 million gift (Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California)

CT scans of Egyptian mummy help Vermont solve crimes (Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Burlington, Vermont)