This Week in Museums…

Sorry for the radio silence this week but Museummonger had a bike mishap just north of The Intrepid Air, Sea, and Space Museum and had take some time to heal.
What did we miss? Well…

The Met announced that it is raising its suggested admission price from $20 to $25 spurring discussion of whether cultural museums should be free or not.

NYT Architecture Critic and hater of the MAD Museum building, Nicolai Ouroussoff,  will be leaving his post at the end of the month. Who will replace him!? And what will they think of the new Whitney!?

June 10th saw a surprisingly large number of articles on cars in museums: here, here, and here.

The MoMA announced its acquisition of the Daled Collection, “one of the key collections of American and European Conceptual art from the 1960s and 1970s.”

A Las Vegas developer announced plans for a Star Wars Museum.

Volunteers for the floundering South Street Seaport Museum petitioned for city support.

The New York Transit Museum installed an entrance ramp.

And Museummonger got a shout out in New York Magazine’s Comments: Week of June 13, 2011!

Whew!

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