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!
But first, I was sad to hear of E.L. Konigsburg’s death this week. Her book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler made a huge impression on me as a kid and is still inspiring kids today. (I know, I led a Mixed-Up Files tour at the MFA earlier this year!) Read the NYTimes blog post here: The Legacy of an Author Lingers at the Met
- Hundreds flock for first glimpse inside Museum of the History of Polish Jews
- Rewinding History, Bush Museum Lets You Decide
- Denver Museum paleontologist discovers new dinosaur
- Quebec museum saves Cold-War submarine from the scrap heap
- Museum donation boxes: are they universally ignored?
- Holburne Museum appeals for bead basket funds
- Uruk, Possibly World’s First Metropolis, Is On View At Pergamon Museum In Berlin (PHOTOS)
- Moscow book museum enchants children with joyful reading
- Art museum receives national recognition
- Unfinished business at the Holocaust Museum
- Museum find proves exotic ‘big cat’ prowled British countryside a century ago
- Folk Art Museum to Sell Off Works at Sotheby’s for Chairman’s Debts