Museums in the News

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.

courtesy of Brandy Baker/The Detroit News

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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 PaintingsAlthough for now the price-tag makes them an expensive gift shop item, I wonder what the future uses could be? Hands-on experiences for kids and school visits? Greater access for those with low vision?

A 3D Print of Van Gogh’s Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds. Courtesy of Hyperallergic.

 

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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.

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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.