The 9/11 Museum’s Gift Shop is controversial, but the Guardian actually spoke to museum visitors about what they purchased there. What they purchase–and the reasons why– might surprise you.
The Berlin Senate considers the controversial plans for a “Body Worlds” Museum in the basement of the television tower in Berlin to be a private affair: “The planned museum is a private museum and is […] not set up on public land,” they say. As long as no fundamentally unlawful aspects play a role, the Senate holds back with judgments on exhibitions.” The tourism agency Visit Berlin, the CDU party as well as churches in the surroundings strongly speak against this project.
On June 6, Portland Art Museum’s fifth year of Shine A Light asks audiences to rethink what is possible in an art museum. Dance, karaoke, healing rituals and arm wrestling with artists are just a few of the artist-generated projects on tap