Museums special

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Fitchburg Art Museum director Peter Timms reflects on 40 years

In a few weeks, Timms, 70, will step down from the top post, leaving behind a vastly different institution.

The Addison Gallery in Andover has a display of 22 different ship models in its basement.

Boston-area museums that are great for kids

Globe staffers offer some parent-tested, kid-approved destinations worth checking out.

Sculpture at deCordova.

Free admission, things to do at Boston-area museums

Here’s a sampling of free admission times and free events, with something for children, teens, and everyone else.

Anthony Caro’s work is on display at the Yale Center for British Art.

Museum critic’s picks state by state

New England’s art museums are always active in the fall, opening shows that often extend well into the new year.

Gordon B. Lankton is the founder of the Museum of Russian Icons and the Gallery of African Art, in Clinton.

Gordon Lankton’s Russian icon, African art at home in Clinton

For his extensive collection of Russian icons and artifacts, Gordon Lankton built his own museum.

Red damask wall coverings and tapestry pilasters — along with a large collection of Hanoverian silver — have given the Koch Gallery a new look.

MFA’s Koch Gallery features new focus, decorative accents

MFA director Malcolm Rogers and his curators spent much of the summer renovating and rehanging the gallery.

Van Dyck painting proves valuable find at MFA

Until recently, it was packed away and in questionable condition. It was certainly an unlikely candidate to be pulled from storage and put on the wall.