The Sunday Supplement 16/03/2014

Saturday Supplement


U.K. & Ireland:

  • The Museums Association have announced a ‘price freeze’ on prices for the 2014 Conference in Cardiff on 9th & 10th October. More info and booking:
  • The Welsh Government have published a report on how to provide culture to the poorest areas of Welsh society. This comes after the withdrawal of funding for the Cardiff Story Museum. One has to wonder where the Welsh government’s priorities are. Read more:
  • Congratulations to several museums in Northern Ireland that have achieved accreditation status! Museums include Newry & Mourne Museum, North Down Museum & Fermanagh County Museum.
  • The Irish Museums Association is hosting a tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Marsh’s Library in Dublin on March 29th. Event is free and members are encouraged to bring a friend.


  • Nine new Dead Sea scrolls have been found in Israel. (Thanks to NI & ROI Museum Professionals Group for the link.)
  • A man defaces Chinese lion statues outside of the Chinatown museum in Chicago. Defamation and stealing of art works or rhino/elephant horns is truly international!
  • Not really museum related, but everyone loves the Moomins! Finland is celebrating the centenary of the birth of Tove Jansson who created the much loved Moomins characters.
  • On Tuesday, France returned three paintings that the Nazi’s looted during WW2. They were returned to the heirs of the original owners. It is another victory in the triumph of repatriating Nazi looted art. The scale of the Nazi looted art was truly unbelievable and people are still searching for missing pieces.

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