Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on August 25, 2013 in museums in the news |

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, what do you think? Should Scotland Yard open its grisly murder museum to the public? Read the article and share your thoughts in the comments. Educational? Icky? Unethical?

The pot and cooker used by murderer Dennis Nilsen to boil his victims’ flesh features in the museum. Courtesy of The Daily Express.

In other news: 

Also, not news, but here’s a sobering perspective, with a fascinating set of comments, from the NYTimes’ Opinion Section. Read why this author hates museums, and why those commenting agree or disagree.


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