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.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Journal: Museums and Social Issues

From H-Museum:

Museums & Social Issues Fall 2006, Vol. 1, No. 2
A Culture of Sustainability
Co-Editors: Kris Morrissey (University of Michigan) & Douglas Worts (Art Gallery of Ontario)
Fostering a Culture of Sustainability, by Douglas Worts
Models ofSustainability: Museums, Citizenship, and Commonwealth, by Terry Link A Sustainable Academy: The New California Academy of Sciences, J. Patrick Kociolek
Thinking Like a System: Are Museums Up to the Challenge? Glenn C. Sutter
Sustainability Needs Cultural Learning by Yudhishthir Raj Isar
Ecomuseology and Sustainable Development, Hugues de Varine
Twenty-first Century Strategies for Sustainability, Hazel Henderson
Why Should I Care? Jon Hawkes

Book Reviews
Looking Reality in the Eye: Museums and Social Responsibility, edited byRobert Janes and Gerald T. Conaty reviewed by George E. Hein
A Short History of Progress, by Ronald Wright reviewed by Ellen Hirzy

Exhibit Review
The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design, National Building Museum reviewed by Julie A. Avery and Stephen Lee Stier

Resources for A Culture of Sustainability Wendy Ng
Museums & Social Issues
Issue ISBN: 1-59874-883-1 / 978-1-59874-883-3
Journal ISSN: 1559-6893
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Upcoming 2007 issues: Spring 2007 (Vol.2:1): What is Race? Co-Edited by Kris Morrissey and Gretchen Sorin Sullivan / Issue ISBN: 978-1-59874-992-2Fall 2007 (Vol. 2:2): Is Civic Discourse Still Alive? Co-Edited by Marjorie Schwarzer and Judy Koke/ Issue ISBN: 978-1-59874-993-9

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