Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news, and Merry Christmas to those who celebrate!

Eva Longoria Pushes For National Latino Museum After ‘Problem-Plagued’ Mexican American Center

The Museum as Sacred Place

Fredericksburg slavery museum finances questioned

Jonathan Kay: Three reasons why Winnipeg’s Human Rights Museum is doomed to failure

Brookside Museum to close in January, lay off staff

Calm, cool, collected museum takes last major architecture award of the year

Small museums strive to thrive

Swiss museum cancels competition after prize-sponsor Lacoste rejects Palestinian artist

Portsmouth Museum of Art vacates downtown space, seeks new city location

Museum to retain ‘giant’ skeleton

A heated wax museum war takes shape in Hollywood

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