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Museums in the News: The AAM Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 22, 2011 in museums in the news |

I know some of you out there at AAM, and I’m trying very hard not to be jealous. Bring some fun stuff back for the rest of us, eh?

In the meantime: lots of fun and interesting news out there about museums this week!

Hands-down my favorite article of the week is Museum Manners from the Chicago Tribune, with a tongue-in-cheek, yet still thoughtful and informative, look at behavior and etiquette in different museum spaces.

Getty trust names James Cuno president and chief executive (Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California)

France returns first Maori head to New Zealand (various museums)

Met sues British painter to recover $2.5m painting (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York)

Port Huron Museum fleet sales again (Port Huron Museum, Port Huron, Michigan)

P.S. 58 Students collaborate with Guggenheim Museum (Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York)

The real-life museum of Indiana Jones (traveling exhibition)

A new reason to visit Hangzhou (The China Comic and Animation Museum, Hangzhou, China)

Vienna museum settles with heir on Nazi-looted Schiele painting (Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria)

Architecture killed the American Folk Art Museum (American Folk Art Museum, New York, New York)

Palace museum apologizes for stolen relics, museum security to be heightened (Liang Yi Museum, Beijing, China)

‘Museum Companion to Los Angeles’ covers wide, weird ground (various museums)

Museum-goer accidentally waded into carpet of peanut butter exhibit (Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Ring stolen from Camden Yards museum (Camden Yards Museum, Baltimore, Maryland)

The Met’s narcissistic new outpost (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York)

Cars so stunning, they’re in a museum (Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France)

What does it mean to be museum-worthy? (National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.)

How an amateur stole $1.5m in art from China’s Forbidden City (Beijing, China)

Seneca County to sell museum because of state budget cutbacks (Seneca County Museum, Tiffin, Ohio)

Tunica’s Riverpark Museum flooded (Riverpark Museum, Tunica, Mississippi)

Penn museum offers rugs inverwoven with Afghan warfare (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

New perspective on Shelburne Museum (Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont)

Albert Einstein’s immigration papers on show for the first time (Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool, United Kingdom)

New York City’s MoMA to buy Museum of Folk Art next door (Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Folk Art, New York, New York)

Should the Milwaukee Art Museum protest Ai Wei Wei’s detention? (Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Minnesota)

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