The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Website:euromuse.net

Useful little website this. You can access information about exhibitions and collections at over 100 participating museums in 14 European countries. The following info is from the H-Museum network:

euromuse, the exhibition portal for over 150 museums in Europe, celebrates its fifth anniversary

euromuse is a public access portal of Europe's museums of art and cultural history. It was set up five years ago to give up-to-date and accurate infor­mation about Europe's museums and their major exhibitions, and to provide all this information concisely and in one easily-accessible place.Today, the portal www.euromuse.net has 51 partners representing more than150 museums in 16 European countries - and the number of participating museums is constantly growing.

euromuse includes the Louvre in Paris, theTate in London, the Uffizi in Florence, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, theStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Kunsthistorische Museum in Vienna, theJewish Museum in Prague, the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens and the National Museum in Gdansk.The exhibitions cover all the arts, at every period. In time, they range from pre- and early history and antiquity to Old Masters, 19th century and contemporary art. Media represented include painting, graphic art,s culpture, coins and medals, applied arts, film, photography, architecture and design. They include art from all over the world as well as European art itself.Europe's rich tradition in producing and collecting works of art, and in making them available to all, has given its museums a primary place in the experience of art. euromuse's objective to help bring together this extraordinary cultural rich­ness by announcing exhibitions, and also describing the cultural heritage and specific European traditions which they represent.More than 100 current exhibitions are covered on euromuse at present, and the archive contains almost 1,000 more. Because all the information published on euromuse - information about the exhibition, the museum, admission fees, opening hours and relevant web-links - is supplied directlyby each institution, euromuse can offer a high quality and accurate website.The information published on euromuse is available in the language of the exhibiting country and in English. At present this multilingual website offers 10 languages: Danish, German,English, French, Spain, Italian, Czech, Dutch, Swedish and Polish.The portal was developed by the National Gallery in London; the Musée du Louvre and the Réunion des musées nationaux in Paris; the KunsthistorischeMuseum Vienna; the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam; the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen; and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

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