What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? March 8 – 14

Animatronic Abe Lincoln Up for Auction at Gettysburg Museum Life-size Civil War figures dressed in period garb, antique furniture and an animatronic U.S. President Abraham Lincoln will go on the auction block this weekend as a museum focused on the Battle of Gettysburg prepares to revamp itself. The American Civil War Wax Museum, which opened … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? July 21 – 26

Academy Museum Gets $5-Million Gifts from Gale Anne Hurd, 2 Others The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is quickly filling its coffers for its museum project. Today, the organization announced three naming gifts, of $5-million each. To read more, click here. Christie’s Under Fire for Visit to Detroit Art Museum Art critics and … Continue reading

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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 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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What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? May 11 – 17

Barbie Museum Protest Protests Mar Barbie Museum Opening The opening of a museum in Berlin celebrating Barbie dolls was disrupted Thursday by protesters who say the popular doll distorts girl’s image of their own bodies. “Fewer and fewer girls feel comfortable in their own skin, with eating disorders having increased drastically because of figures like … Continue reading

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