What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? January 4 – 10

Alliance Names 2014 Great American Museum Advocates The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has selected the first two Great American Museum Advocates from nominations submitted by museums of all types and sizes, all across the country. The winners are Simone Batiste, 16 years old from Oakland, CA, nominated by the Chabot Space & Science Center … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums This Week? December 7 – 13

Civilization Museum Now the Canadian Museum of History The Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Que., has officially become the Canadian Museum of History Thursday. The legislation rebranding the museum passed third reading in the Senate Wednesday. On Thursday, it received royal assent, Heritage Minister Shelly Glover announced on Twitter. To read more, click here. … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums This Week? November 30 – December 6

3,200-Year-Old Gold Artifact Transferred From L.I. Estate to German Museum “After the Holocaust and what it had done to their family, killing their grandparents, aunts, uncles, everyone, they wanted to donate it to the Holocaust Museum in Washington. They preferred it to go anywhere but Germany,” said Steven Schlessinger, the attorney for Flamenbaum’s heirs. As … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums This Week? November 16 – 22

BIG Selected to Design Human Body Museum in France BIG has been announced as the winner of an international design competition for the new Cité du Corps Humain (Museum of the Human Body) in Montpellier. Rooted in the city’s long medical history and world renowned medical school, which dates back to the 10th century, the … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums This Week? November 2 – 8

Dallas Museum of Art Gets $9 Million Gift The Dallas Museum of Art has received a gift of $9 million that will help ensure the continuation of free general admission and will also allow the museum to publish its collection online. To read more, click here. Funds Sought for Science Fiction Museum Lift-Off Science fiction … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums This Week? October 26 – November 1

A Children’s Museum Comes to Bulgaria Traditionally an American invention, children’s museums are now also becoming an American export. The America for Bulgaria Foundation, a charity in Sofia backed by the U.S. government, is financing one of the first children’s museums in Eastern Europe. A New York firm, Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership, … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums this Week? October 19 – 25

2 Miss. Museums to Take On Its Turbulent History Mississippi breaks ground Thursday on side-by-side museums that are expected to break ground of their own in how they depict the Southern state once rocked by racial turmoil, one promising a frank focus on civil rights and the other a sweep of history from pre-European settlements … Continue reading

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