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Museums in the News

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on October 6, 2014 in museums in the news |

Greetings! Welcome to Museums in the News. Through this column, I hope to help all of us be a little more informed and aware of the general “buzz” of the museum industry, as it is covered in mainstream news outlets. I’ll pull together a handful of stories each month, and then turn it over to […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 24, 2014 in museums in the news, Uncategorized |

Happy start to the second semester, all! This week’s featured story is an amazing new online resource for curators (and educators, and lay-folk) interested in both art and history. The V&A Museum will publish its Nazi index of Degenerate Art as a free online resource. The V&A has the only copy of this list of […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 6, 2013 in museums in the news |

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, […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 29, 2013 in museums in the news |

This week’s featured story: before the lawsuit buzz over deceptive “suggested admission” donations has even died down, the Met is in newspaper hot water again for a recent Groupon deal: $18 for admission for one to the Met… Here’s the Gothamist article, but there are scores of others out there. What do you think? Deceptive? […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 8, 2013 in museums in the news |

This week’s featured article, a fascinating math museum that makes learning look so much fun I want to try it. In other news:

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 1, 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, this week’s featured story: Van Gogh Museum 3D Prints Its Own Paintings. Although for now the price-tag makes them an expensive gift shop item, I wonder what the future uses could be? […]

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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? In other news: 

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on August 18, 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! But first, if you’re still in the Boston area, don’t forget to check out our newest and tiniest Museum located right in Union Square. Introducing the Philadelphia Public History Truck Smithsonian […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on August 11, 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! Science museum seeking new home Free: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Offer 474 Free Art Books Online Detroit Manager Hires Christie’s to Appraise Holdings at City Art Museum American […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on August 4, 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! Maine museums to help museum efforts in Newtown Construction begins on Milwaukee Public Museum’s solar wall Factory Where Rosie The Riveter Worked Still Exists, Might Become A Museum Georgia Museum of Art to […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on July 21, 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! Its Bubble Popped, Hirshhorn Takes Stock of the Future China Museum Shut Down as Exhibits Shown to Be Forgeries Getty Museum Acquires Multimedia Installation From Werner Herzog Petersen’s auctions of its […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on July 7, 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! Museum Curator Resigns Amid Turf War Over Art Stalin Banned Honda’s robot museum guide not yet a people person Museum of Food and Drink announces first exhibit: A puffing gun 

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on June 30, 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! My favorite story of the week? “Ancient Egyptian statue at Manchester Museum moves on its own, stumped curator says.” (Got an answer? Please please please tell me in the comments!) MFA’s […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on June 16, 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! Museum accused of discriminating against gay families RAF Museum lifts Nazi bomber off floor of English Channel Oprah Winfrey donates $12 million to Smithsonian’s African American museum An expert debunks myths […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on June 9, 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! German bomber salvage attempt postponed for a week Civil rights, history museums planned for Mississippi Museum brings makeover to crime-hit Marseille Creation Museum adding some ‘zip’ Baltimore Museum of Art argues […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on June 3, 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! Museum starts night tours of signs from Vegas past High school sweetheart finds diary of WWII Marine in museum 70 years later Masterworks for One and All (Public use of online works!) […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 26, 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! Maritime museum announced for landlocked Dallas NYC museum shows how American Jews worked to bring refugees from Nazi Europe to US An art museum uses technology to lure young patrons Ford […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 19, 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! US museum defends plan to honor Hamas-linked journalists killed in Gaza DC museum reverses decision to honor Hamas Free Fun Fridays at museums will begin in June Museum’s missing 100kg whale […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 12, 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! Star Wars exhibit at Indiana St. Museum Art Review: Fighters With a Wardrobe to Match Princess Diana museum to close, contents to go to sons Column: Canada’s museums could learn from […]

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Quick – save the Marathon Bombing objects!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 23, 2013 in food for thought, material culture, museums in the news |

Rainey Tisdale, one of our own professors here at Tufts, has been agitating for a museum to step up to collect the objects relating to the Boston Marathon bombing before they disappear. Listen to her in this interview on WBUR, which aired this morning: http://www.wbur.org/2013/04/23/saving-marathon-memorial-items.

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 21, 2013 in museums in the news |

As a break from the other news that has been read, re-read, and read some more by those of us in Boston, here’s what happened in museums around the world this week. Justin Bieber courts controversy after visiting Anne Frank museum and writing he hopes she ‘would have been a Belieber’ Netherlands’ national museum, the […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 14, 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: a very controversial exhibit at a Berlin Museum spurs this op-ed. Warning, the article and the exhibit may be offensive to some. San Francisco’s Exploratorium museum set to open in […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 7, 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, 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, […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 31, 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! The big story remains the lawsuit against the Met over voluntary admission fees. Here’s the LA Time’s account for this week. Ellis Island Museum Re-Open ‘Not Likely’ in 2013 Mich. Museum […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 24, 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! The big news this week, of course, is the FBI’s statement on the Gardner Museum heist over 20 years ago. Do you think we’ll ever see those pieces again? Hear ABC’s […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 17, 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! But first, if you’re in New York, stop in at the Museum of Art and Design for their current exhibition, Imagining the Future Museum. From proposals to scrap the physical collection […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 3, 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! But first, worth reading is an interesting op-ed from a Yale University senior about the “sanitized” presentations of museums that she’s encountered. Agree or disagree, it’s a very opinionated presentation. Read […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 24, 2013 in museums in the news, Uncategorized |

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! Editorial: Museum exhibit settles the question of Picasso Storyland ties fun with early literacy skills at Portland Children’s Museum Geology museum valuable to community Yemen’s Saleh opens museum – about himself […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 17, 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! Also, in honor of Valentine’s Day, The Museum of Broken Relationships popped up again. While more a travelling exhibit than anything else, this crowd-sourced project is definitely worth a look: Legacies of […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 10, 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! Winning for dedication to a program, the Science Museum, London with Zombie Lab. Watch the video online. Virginia museum unwrapping mummy’s story with CT scan Lincoln Museum exhibits iconic stovepipe hat […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 3, 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! International glamour and diplomacy reign at Museum of Fine Arts Islamic arts gala Museum offers free writing workshops FLAT ROCK: Train Museum gets visit from Hogwarts Express Jewish Museum Exhibit Captures […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 27, 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! Louvre Moves To Lens: Does A Poor French City Need A Museum? Allen & Gerritsen lauches new ads for Museum of Science, Boston A Sun’s Influence on a Galaxy of Stars […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 20, 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! But first, it’s not quite news, but it’s worth checking out the Van Gogh Museum Cafe’s add, featured on Hyperallergic this week! Ground Is Officially Broken on Met Museum’s ‘David H. […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 13, 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! Stolen Matisse to Be Returned to Swedish Museum Selling memories: the line between museum education and consumerism Denver Art Museum’s “Becoming van Gogh” completely sold-out Ohio Art Museum Returns Ancient Water […]

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Kicking off 2013: Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 6, 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! In Manhattan, a museum by the numbers Kids get hands-on science experience at museum event ‘Christian Marclay: The Clock’ at the Museum of Modern Art Museum Asks Kids to Tackle Tough […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 19, 2012 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! Original Rubens revealed in small Russian museum after restoration British Museum Invites Public to Virtually Investigate Violent Murder of Ancient Mummy Science Museum turns pain into a game Met Museum Is […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 5, 2012 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! But first, here are the museum related Hurricane Sandy stories. There are others, and a quick search will bring up the continuing coverage of damage to New York’s galleries and historic […]

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For a bit of levity…

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 24, 2012 in food for thought, museums in the news |

  The New Yorker Wades into “Curator” Confusion  

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 22, 2012 in museums in the news |

Unmissable story this week: The theft of  7 major works from the Kunsthal  Museum in Rotterdam including a Gauguin, Matisse, Freud, Monet and a Picasso! Read the NYT article here, or search for others to follow the case! And then, we’re back to our weekly round-up of our favorite things that were said about museums […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 15, 2012 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! Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Historic L.A. Move Documented for Film Met Museum Makes Hundreds of Catalogues Available Online For Free A wee bit scandalous! THE BEATLES’ PENISES DEFACED AT MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL Hampden […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 8, 2012 in museums in the news, Uncategorized |

Not “news,” but don’t miss a TED talk with the director of the Met! 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! A vistor to the Tate Modern tags a Rothko painting on display: Police hunt for Mark Rothko vandal […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 1, 2012 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! Baltimore museum could reclaim Renoir sold at flea market for $7 Irish Famine Museum Opening at Conn. University Seattle Art Museum’s New Exhibit: Women Take Over American Museum of Magic still a […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 23, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums. Dallas museum to display artwork from JFK suite before his death Smithsonian Seeks to Remake Stodgy Image zaigas gailes birojs: zanis lipke memorial museum Museum reform in Milan sparks fears of “privatisation” Steel museum looks at strike, mill closings Lubbock museum euthanizes mules for exhibit […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 16, 2012 in museums in the news |

Kind of a slow week for museums in the news, but here’s a short roundup of interesting articles. 9/11 museum exhibits more than just a job for local firm Museum exhibit explores NYC’s forgotten borough In Depressed Athens, a Money Museum Tries to Turn the Tide SF’s de Young & Legion of Honor Museums Battle […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 9, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums. Creation Museum ‘Science Guys’ Rebut Bill Nye: VIDEO Deal reached to keep NE Ind. military museum open People’s choice heart of Brooklyn Museum show Ringling museum draws awe Gettysburg museum swaps in new artifacts for display Penn Museum makes deal with Turkey for ‘Troy gold’ […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 26, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly news roundup of news articles about museums! A day at Saratoga’s real Museum Museum Is Literally Spitting Out Burned Exhibits Every boyfriend’s nightmare: Inside Seoul’s new handbag museum How the Gardner’s garden grows: Nursing the Gardner Museum’s plants back to health At age 30, Acton’s Discovery Museums still looking to the future Stolen […]

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The Art Economy

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 22, 2012 in museums in the news |

NPR did a really wonderful little story on the idea of art revitalizing a town’s struggling economy, using the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA, as an example. Read the article here. What do you think? Can art drive an economy? Does Mass MoCA just need a little more time? Do museums […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 19, 2012 in museums in the news |

Sorry for the hiatus! We’ll begin again with some catch-up on our weekly articles about museums in the news. Indiana museum finds previously unauthenticated glass Picasso piece in storage; plans to sell [New York] State Museum will reopen on Sundays Detroit Museum’s Attendance Soars Following Pro-Tax Vote ‘The Oatmeal’ Needs Your Help to Build Tesla […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 1, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums. Museum of Fine Arts and Red Sox collaborate on photo exhibition National Civil Rights Museum to open balcony where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot Paul Simon museum in Troy set to shutter for lack of funds Slavery museum’s noble idea undone Endangered Cake Museum […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 24, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news! Nantucket lightship turned into a museum National Women’s History Museum Makes Changes After HuffPost Investigation A Jazz Museum Grows Up Texas police search for man who spray-painted over a Picasso Donated helium to lift NY museum’s replica balloon Ohio museum to return 2,500-year-old water jug, […]

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