Weekly News Roundup: August 11, 2014

Pyramiden_july2011_9Check out this website on Cold War era tourist sites in Europe and the United States, ranging from the UK’s Radar Museum to the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas.

Despite being censured by professional organizations and its art selling far below estimate,  the Delaware Art Museum continues down its path of deaccessioning to raise operating funds.

The Moving Museum takes up residence in Istanbul.

The battle for Roma history in the Czech Republic.

Should a museum be lending its most treasured works on a very regular basis?  What does it mean for the local community and the museum’s bottom line?

Should Amsterdam have a less permissive culture?  The Rijksmuseum’s director weighs in.

Months of controversy in North Miami over the fate of a museum lead to its closing.

“Slaves of Happiness Island,”  controversy continues over museum and cultural construction conditions in Abu Dhabi.

Breaking down barriers–is your museum participating in September’s Ask a Curator Day?  

The embattled Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC still faces an uncertain future, first in court.

Image:  Pyramiden Soviet Barracks,  from the Iron Curtain Walk.


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