Museums

Post image for Things to Know and Consider Before Taking an Unpaid Internship

A few years ago I worked at a commercial art gallery on the Lower East Side as the communications manager. In this role I was responsible for interviewing our unpaid interns, hiring them, and supervising their daily tasks.

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Post image for The Evolution of the Museum Visit, from Privilege to Personalized Experience

What you experience when you visit an art museum these days is likely very different from what your parents did when they were your age.

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Post image for California Telephone Museum Destroyed by Fire

Last week, the United States lost one of its quirkiest historical museums to a wildfire in northern California.

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Post image for US Art Museums Are Increasing Digital Engagement

Art museums might have a lot to gain by upping their digital game, according to a new report.

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Post image for California Academy of Sciences Will Divest from Fossil Fuels

In response to environmental groups demanding science and natural history museums cut funding connected with the fossil fuel industry, San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences says it will.

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Post image for A New Museum Is a Beacon for Lighthouse History

Housed in one of the long-abandoned brick buildings of the former United States Lighthouse Service Depot on Staten Island, the National Lighthouse Museum is now officially open.

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Post image for Harlem’s Studio Museum Taps David Adjaye to Design $122M Expansion

Visitors to the Studio Museum in Harlem have long been struck by its small size.

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Post image for Singapore’s Huge National Gallery Will Open with Pompidou and Circumstance

The largest public collection of modern Southeast Asian art is opening this October, and the institution that will house it just announced a collaborative exhibition with the Centre Pompidou in 2016.

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Post image for Staff Stole 162 Artifacts from Museum of Macedonia

Last Friday, a judge in the Macedonian capital Skopje convicted six employees at the state-owned Museum of Macedonia of stealing objects from the institution’s collection and selling them abroad through an organized crime ring, AFP reported.

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Post image for For #MuseumWeek, Institutions Share Their Secrets Online

What are museums hiding in their pasts and inside their collection storage vaults? Some of those secrets (or just lesser-known facts) are being shared by institutions around the world this Museum Week through the hashtag #secretsmw.

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