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Three New Blogs to Highlight

Today we’re highlighting three very interesting and interrelated blogs that appear on our blogroll, to the lower right of these posts. All three write eloquently and with definite points of view about issues of security, cultural property, and legal implications in the museum world.

Museum Security Network – Primarily a news aggregation website for all things related to museum security. The Museum Security Network was founded by Ton Cremers, former head of security at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, and calls itself “the main channel for the distribution of news and information pertaining to cultural property protection, preservation, conservation, and security.”

Elginism – Really interesting blog about questions of cultural property. It has a definite point of view (the site’s name comes from its created definition of Elginism: “n. 1801. An act of cultural vandalism”) but a broad scope, and some really thoughtful exposition. Well worth following.

The Art Law Blog – Terrific and informative news about law in the art world, which naturally has a lot of crossover with museums. The mix of contemplative posts as well as current issues is especially good.


  1. Hi Tufts Museum Studies–

    These are three VERY good blogs! The authors are interesting people and wonderful scholars. You have good taste.

    I would like to share another museum and cultural heritage blog, Culture in Peril ( I have been covering news and issues relevant to cultural heritage specialists and museologists for almost a year now. If you’ll take a look through my archive, I have discussed and analyzed topics in archaeology, museum ethics, collections management, historic preservation, anthropology, cultural conservation, heritage tourism, and more. Perhaps your audience would also be interested in my work.

    Would you be interested in listing Culture in Peril on your Blogroll?

    Please let me know if you’d like some additional information. I’d be happy to discuss more for your blogging community.

    All the best,
    Nicholas Merkelson
    Culture in Peril
    Twitter: @cultureinperil

  2. Hi Nicholas,

    I’d be delighted to add your blog to our links on the side! Thank you very much for bringing it to my attention.

    We’re looking at reaching out for some guest posts in the new year; would you at all be interested in writing a short post about your experience in cultural heritage for us?

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