Weekly News Roundup: August 4, 2014

10536902_425003000974516_667756587_nTemple or forum?  A spirited online debate on the Portland Art Museum’s Parklandia social media project.  What do you think?

The big European museums are straining at the seams with millions of visitors, and millions more to come.  How does it affect your experience?

However, India’s museums are wasting away due to lack of funds, lack of care, and sometimes, corruption and theft.

Interns, volunteers, unpaid work and artist Marina Abramovic. Is she taking advantage?

Anger arises as militants attack and destroy Mosul’s culture heritage in Iraq.

Despite current conflict, Palestinian museum construction still on track.

St. Petersburg holds first gay rights parade.

Ongoing shelling has damaged at least one museum in Luhansk, Ukraine.

As the Frick Collection plans a new addition in New York City, a look back at its origins, founded by a man once called “the most hated man in America.”

The American Association of Museums call for sessions for its 2015 conference in Atlanta is now open through August 25. Proposals from international colleagues are particularly welcomed.

Image:  Croquet tournament in Portland park, via @pdxparksguy on Instagram.


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