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New York's Met museum to shun Sackler family donations

Image copyright Image caption The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it wants to stop accepting gifts from the Sackler family, linked to OxyContin                  New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art said on Wednesday that it will come from the US Sackler Family, made by the production of opioids. The billionaire family owns Purdue Pharma, a company that manufactures opioids …

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The Spanish Museum can keep Nazi robbery under Los Angeles Judges rules

A US federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Spanish museum is entitled to a 19th-century painting looted by the Nazis, even though a Californian family was entitled to their legal property. US. District Judge John F. Walter cited Spanish law when he ordered Camille Pissarro's painting "Rue Saint-Honore, Apres-Midi, Effet de Pluie" to remain in the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum in …

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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is carrying out extensive excavations from the Jurassic period

CLOSE There is no fun for kids in and around Indianapolis. You just have to know where to look. Dwight Adams, dwight.adams@indystar.com The Indianapolis Children's Museum is carrying out a significant excavation of a property in northern Wyoming, overflowing with Jurassic era fossils. This will lead to a major expansion of the museum's popular Dinosphere exhibition. The museum announced Monday …

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The Sackler family's donation to the British Museum is suppressed due to opioid fallout: NPR

"We respect and support the decision of the Sackler family," says a National Portrait Gallery spokesman in central London after a gift was withdrawn. Members of the Sackler family are accused of seeking profits with OxyContin in an opioid crisis. Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP / Getty Images Hide caption Caption switch Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP / Getty Images "We respect …

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Indianapolis Children's Museum removes Michael Jackson's hat and gloves, but retains some photos

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis says it removes Jackson's fedora and white gloves, which he had acquired in an auction, from his American Pop exhibit and also draws a signed poster from The Power of Children said spokeswoman Leslie Olsen in a statement. "We are very sensitive to our audience," she said. "In excess of caution, and in response to …

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Michael Jackson Pieces that were allegedly pulled from the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, following "Leaving Neverland"

Following the documentary "Leaving Neverland," the Children's Museum of Indianapolis has reportedly decided to bring along some of his memorabilia related to Michael Jackson. The items, which came from two separate museum exhibits, were a fedora, a glove and a poster of the musician, The Indianapolis Star reported on Friday. The decision was made after the release of the HBO …

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Brussels Jewish Museum murdered: Mehdi Nemmouche guilty

, Image copyright AFP Caption Nemmouche has not been photographed since his arrest A Frenchman was found guilty of murdering four people in the Brussels Jewish Museum. Mehdi Nemmouche, 33, was shot dead in May 2014 by two Israeli tourists, a volunteer and a receptionist. The prosecution said he had fought in Syria for a jihadist group before returning to …

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British Museum agrees to return Ethiopian Emperor's Hair news

Correction 04/03/2019: An earlier version of this story reported that the two locks of hair that belonged to Emperor Tewodros II were exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A) exhibition. That was wrong. The hair was never displayed by the V & A. It was exhibited by the National Army Museum. Two strands of hair from the …

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Statue vandals seagull to have mistaken WWII hero for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, museum officials say

A statue of the World War II hero Maj. William C. Lee was set on fire in North Carolina last week when vandals allegedly mistook the monument for a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, official said.            [Maj. Gen. William C. Lee Airborne Museum] Vandals in North Carolina may be mistaken for a Confederate General , officials said …

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