* Next week, the National Museum of China in Beijing opens Louis Vuitton: Voyages. I’m sorry I’ll miss this one, but perhaps someone reading this will be in China before it ends in September. According to the article, most Vuitton items are now made in China. There is something seriously wrong with that. (via the Museumist)
* Anne of Vintage Baubles has written a great bio of Irene Saltern, one of the sportswear designers working in California in the mid 20th century.
* What makes an item museum-worthy? Some answers from a curator at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum.
* From the museum of the City of New York, dressing a mannequin in a fragile antique dress (via mcny.org)
* And yet another reason to visit NYC this summer, The Museum at FIT is showing Sporting Life, starting May 25 and running through November 5, 2001.