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, October 28, 2006

CFP: Seminars in the History of Collecting 2007

From ArtLine:

The Wallace Collection, Seminars in the History of Collecting 2007
Call for Papers

The seminar series has been established as part of the Wallace Collection's commitment to the research and study of the history of collections and collecting, especially in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Paris and London.We are keen to encourage contributions covering all aspects of collecting, including:

-Formation and dispersal of collections
-Dealers, auctioneers and the art market
-Inventory Work
-Research Resources

The seminars, which are bi-monthly, act as a forum for the presentation and discussion of new research into the history of colllecting. Seminars are open to curators, academics, historians, archivists and all those with an interest in the subject. Papers are generally between 20 and 40 minutes long and most seminars take place at the Wallace Collection.

Proposals should be submitted by Friday, 17 November 2006. For more information please contact:
Sophie Carr, Assistant Curator
The Wallace Collection
Hertford House
Manchester Square
LondonW1U 3BN
Tel: 0207 563 9515

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