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
“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.
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.
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.
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
What stories caught your attention this week?