Of course, undeniably the story for this week is the fallout from the government shutdown: shuttering museums, historic sites and parks around the country. Although many articles, like this one from the Washington Post, focus on the National Mall, let’s not forget the bigger impact around the country.
Of course, as with any such situation, there are the heroes. For example, the Indianapolis Children’s Museum offered free admission for federal employees. While it was only for a weekend and family members still had to pay, what a great gesture to liven the spirits of furloughed workers!
In other news,
- At Bowers Museum, ‘Gods and Gifts’ samples a Vatican collection
- American Museum Of Natural History Program Awards Master’s Degrees In Teaching
- Cooper-Hewitt Museum Gets $5 Million for Renovation
- Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto unveils app for interactive look at exhibits
- Metropolitan Museum Launches Travel Program
- Detroit manager: Museum must earn money off art