Data compiled in 2012 by the American Assn. of Museums found that, since 1989, public funding of museums in the U.S. declined from 38% of total budgets to 24%; and now the Trump administration is seeking to turn this slow death into a bloodletting. See also 'To the Heroes of Brazil’s National Museum'.
Sweden has plans to launch a Holocaust museum with a focus on Holocaust survivors from the Scandinavian country and a center devoted to the diplomat Raoul Wallenberg.
It’s been delayed before, so take this one with a grain of salt: The National Museum of Qatar, now eight years in the making, is eyeing December 2018 for its grand unveiling.
Vladimir Putin has ordered officials to speed up the construction of a cultural centre in Sevastopol, the historic naval capital of Crimea, which will include exhibition space for the State Hermitage Museum, the State Russian Museum and the State Tretyakov Gallery.
To what extent should museums embrace interactive technology? How should they position themselves along the continuum that has what people know they like at one end and what they might discover they like at the other?