Baltimore’s year-old National Pinball Museum, a pinging, clanging, tilting tribute to the flipper machines that have been mainstays of American popular culture for decades, will be shutting its doors March 3. To read more, click here.
When the Jewish Museum of Vienna was founded in 1988 it was entrusted with safeguarding the art, books and Judaica that survived the Nazis’ attempt to exterminate their owners.
But now, 25 years later, the museum has acknowledged it may be in possession of hundreds of items that were looted during the war and not returned to the families who lost them. To read more, click here.
Now Open (Mostly)
A private natural history museum in England, with most of its exhibits hidden away from the public for almost a century, has decided to open its doors on a regular basis after some guided tours drew huge public interest. To read more, click here.
Nudes Check Out Nudes
These museum goers didn’t just leave their coats at the coat check. They handed over their shirts, trousers and underwear. To read more, click here.
Reducing Reliance on Endowment
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is taking steps to cut costs and increase attendance in hopes of reducing reliance on its endowment to cover expenses.
The museum has what director Charles Venable says is “a nice endowment” of $326 million. While it has rebounded some since tumbling from $393 million before the recession to $266 million, Venable says the strategy is designed to help it grow back to its pre-recession level. To read more, click here.
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