What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? June 22 – 28

Afghanistan Museum, Devastated by Civil War, Taliban, on the Mend but Long Road Ahead Looters stole tens of thousands of artifacts from the National Museum of Afghanistan during the country’s civil war in the 1990s, and then thousands more were destroyed by the Taliban when they took power. Now the museum is slowly coming back … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? June 15 – 21

80 at 80 Museum of Science and Industry Celebrates 80th Birthday with 80 Artifacts On Wednesday, the museum celebrated its 80th birthday by debuting “80 At 80,” a collection of 80 artifacts that represent the “museum’s DNA” from early inventions to modern advancements, according to Kathleen McCarthy, head curator. To read more, click here. A … Continue reading

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New Report: How Museums Are Addressing Health Issues
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New Report: How Museums Are Addressing Health Issues

This week I stumbled upon Jessica Naudziunas’ NPR blog post, “How To Make Museums More Inviting For Kids With Autism.” It’s a must read. Naudziunas’ article about 3-year-old Dylan Murphy, and his mom, Noelle, warmed my heart (and kudos to the Please Touch Museum’s Play Without Boundaries Initiative). Museums are many things (in no particular … Continue reading

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Meet a Museum Blogger: Angharad Bullward
Meet a Museum Blogger

Meet a Museum Blogger: Angharad Bullward

A recent Heritage Management graduate, Angharad Bullward, can often be found getting overexcited in a variety of heritage sites and museums throughout the United Kingdom. On her blog, she documents her recent trips and musings, attempting to engage people with heritage regardless of whether they regularly go to museums or not.  Although there is no … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? June 8 – 14

Attendance Numbers From Parades to Concerts: How St. Louis’ Museums Count Attendance One summer day several years ago, the St. Louis Science Center sent a dozen staffers to ride the museum’s two-wheeled Segways in the city’s Fourth of July parade downtown. They waved at the crowd. They handed out fliers. Later, back at the museum, … Continue reading

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