In this week’s featured article, the Association of Art Museum Curators has moved it’s May conference to Detroit in a show of support for the DIA. Since they city’s bankruptcy, the DIA’s iconic collection has been under threat.
If you haven’t seen the DIA, you don’t know what they’re threatening. Floor-to-ceiling murals, of Detroit Industry, by Diego Rivera. A room full of mummies. A truly encyclopedic collection that takes you around the world. Kudos to the AAMC for not only a fantastic gesture, but for giving major curators (and thus major voices in the field) a reason to come to Detroit and become impassioned about saving the DIA.
In other news…
- Naked Burglar Breaks Into Museum
- Maine museum projects get $710K in grants
- 4 NC museums get about $430,000 in federal grants
- Louvre to move its reserve collection out of Paris
- Dartmouth museum to digitize Native American art
- 3-D Printed Gun Goes on Display at London Museum
- Billionaire Broad Says His LA Museum Will Be Free
- Museums Beware: Thousands of Fake Louvre Tickets Discovered
- The Andy Warhol Museum Confirms That They Would Be Collaborators on a Potential New Warhol Museum in New York
- Britain’s Tate museum calls on government for funding “contract”