What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums this Week? January 5 – 11

It’s 2013 and the new features of Museum Minute continue to roll out! Starting today we are introducing a new Friday feature titled, What Happened in Museums this Week? The goal of this feature is to highlight a few stories from the week, bring them to your attention and, hopefully, generate a conversation.

This week’s stories?

‘Lost’ & Found

‘Lost’ Titian Painting Discovered In Depths Of National Gallery

“How can it be that buried in the bowels of the National Gallery there is a Titian?”museum director Nicholas Penny recently told Jonathan Jones at the Guardian. Click here to read more.


Ohio Museum Returning Likely Looted Jug To Italy

Toledo Museum of Art officials on Tuesday officially turned over the 2,500-year-old water jug that the museum bought thirty years ago from antiquities dealers out of Switzerland. Click here to read more.

Stolen Matisse to Be Returned to Swedish Museum

Twenty-five years ago, a burglar smashed his way into Stockholm’s Museum of Modern Art and took a Matisse oil painting called “Le Jardin.” Now the work, valued at $1 million, has been recovered and will be returned to the museum. Click here to read more.


Oakland museum hit by 2nd burglary

A burglar made off with valuable Gold Rush artifacts in the Oakland Museum of California‘s second break-in in less than two months, police said Tuesday. Click here to read more.

Legal Case

9/11 families press fight over remains at museum

In an emotionally loaded legal case, some Sept. 11 families on Wednesday pressed on with their fight to keep unidentified remains of the dead from being stored in the museum at the World Trade Center site. Click here to read more.

Injured at the Museum

Perot Museum visitor injured at exhibit

A visitor at downtown’s new Perot Museum of Nature and Science was hospitalized late last month after his finger was caught on an exhibit, officials now say. Click here to read more.

What stories caught your attention this week?

2 thoughts on “What Happened in Museums this Week? January 5 – 11

    • I follow Steve but I totally missed his Twitter museum review of the Yale Art Museum. #twittermuseumreviews is such a great/fun/innovative idea! Thanks for sharing, Gretchen!

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