Welcome to the fourth Museums in the News roundup.

Big news for this week is that the US House of Representatives has confirmed the IMLS re-authorization. We wrote about the Senate’s approval of the IMLS re-authorization here. Learn more about the House re-authorization, as well as how you can thank your representatives, here.

On to other important and interesting headlines of the week.

Peter C. Marzio, Houston Museum Director, Dies at 67 (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas)

Canal museum is a no-brainer (Buffalo, New York)

Use suggested for former museum (Chapel Hill Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina)

Students Take Virtual Tour of Museum (Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, Massachusetts)

Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art Paints over Mural (Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA)

Mystery deepens: New sculpture left at Boulder History Museum (Boulder History Museum, Boulder, Colorado)

Penis pumps and rulers: inside Thailand’s first condom museum (Condom Museum, Nonthaburi, Thailand)

Strange Montana Attractions (Miracle of America Museum, Polson, Montana)

De Young draws the line on sketching (M.H. De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California)

Military in Afghanistan to Run Museum Marathon (Museum of Aviation, Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, Georgia)

State History Museum in Tacoma would close under Gregoire’s plan (Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, Washington)

Museum has $15,000 in HVAC Stolen During Snow Day (Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington, Kentucky)