Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite things that were said about museums this week: the good, the bad, and the really quite strange!

First, to start things out on a light-hearted note, read about the adventures of Cashew, an 18lb tortoise who made national news for three days last week (here and here).

Then, there’s been a disturbing trend of poaching in museums. In other words, stealing the ivory tusks from rhino and elephant skeletons in natural history museums. Read about one foiled theft in Paris in The New York Daily News and the overall trend in Smithsonian Magazine.

And now, back to our regular round-up: