The Museum’s Nude

For four decades, a large plaster statue of a nude woman greeted visitors to the Pink Palace Museum. The sculpture was created by Memphian Marie Craig. Craig was born in 1908 to Charles “Charlie” and Lillian Craig. Her father worked as the vice president of First National Bank and recalled that his daughter “preferred to … More The Museum’s Nude

Plein Air Paintings

The institutions that make up the Memphis Pink Palace Family of Museums are among the most architecturally interesting structures in the city, which makes them frequent subjects of works of art. Bill Branch is one artist who has captured some of our buildings in his chosen medium. Branch is a watercolor artist who prefers to … More Plein Air Paintings

Disaster Planning—The Undead Protocol

A disaster preparedness and emergency response plan is considered to be a core document for professional museum operations. The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) states that a good disaster plan needs to be specific to a museum’s facilities, cover all relevant risks, include evacuation plans and state how the collections will be protected during a … More Disaster Planning—The Undead Protocol