Can museums respond quickly to tragedy and help heal a community? Blogger Gretchen Jennings takes a look at the work of #BostonBetter, a project that developed as a result of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing.
Kiss or Cat Stevens? Linda Ronstadt or Nirvana? Inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (and its museum) raise the question of a rock and roll canon and who should be included.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, new exhibit Permission to Be Global/Prácticas Globales features avant-garde artists from the Caribbean and Central and South America who’ve been excluded for from institutions at home and abroad.
The Karl May Museum, Germany, removes all Native American scalps due to ethical and political concerns, prompted by a letter from Ojibwa Indians. But they will not return them, saying they have been legally acquired.
The town of Eisenach, Germany cuts down the opening times of its three museums twice in a short time span, due to a lack of visitors. But would it not make more sense to instead consider ways of enhancing attractiveness and relevance?
Overcoming looting and years of war, Iraq Museum moves to reopen
Ulster Museum opens new exhibit, “Art of the Troubles”
Image: Oscar Muñoz, Sedimentaciones (Sedimentations), 2011, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.