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, November 28, 2006

Reminder – A joint Museum Studies Research Seminar with the Post Colonial Research Group

Wednesday 29th November at 4.30pm in Att 204

Viv Golding will make a presentation at the Museum Studies Research Seminar Series 2006-7, On Wednesday 29th November at 4.30pm.

Museum Studies is an interdisciplinary field and all are welcome. Refreshments served. This meeting will be held in Att 204. For further details, or to join the email list, contact Viv Golding (vmg4@le.ac.uk).

29th November 2006
Viv Golding (University of Leicester)
New Voices and Visibilities at the Museum Frontiers
Venue: Att 204
New Voices and Visibilities at the Museum Frontiers
Viv Golding joined the Department of Museum Studies in January 2002. The title of her talk is New Voices and Visibilities at the Museum Frontiers. The paper concerns 10 years collaborative work at the Horniman Museum. Horniman, according to Ofsted 2000, is located in a ‘culturally rich’ yet ‘socially and economically disadvantaged’ area of South London where the local communities have global connections to many parts of the world, most notably Africa, the Caribbean and Portugal. Viv’s research interests in the museum are related to the wider fields of art and language education, modern philosophy and Black women’s writing. While museums have long been viewed as a site of oppression for Black people, Viv’s research shows how, by employing innovative approaches, museums in the twenty-first century need not continue to erase or misrepresent ‘Other’ peoples. Specifically she highlights the new location of the museum ‘frontiers’, the museum acting as a dynamic forum for dialogical exchange and the celebration of cultural diversity. Her current project is a monograph for Ashgate Learning at the Museum Frontiers: Identity Race and Power, which is scheduled for delivery in July 2007. Her publications include:

Golding, V. 2008 (forthcoming) Learning at the Museum Frontiers:Identity, Race & Power, Ashgate

Golding, V. 2007 (forthcoming) ‘Learning at the Museum Frontiers: Democracy, Identity and Difference’ in Knell, S. MacLeod, S. and Watson, S. (ed) Museum Revolutions, Routledge

Golding, V. 2006 (forthcoming) 'Questions of cultural authority: drawing on diverse perspectives and interpretations', in Khan, N. (ed) Museums, Communities and Cultural Connections. V&A Publications

Golding, V. 2007 (forthcoming) 'Using tangible and intangible heritage to promote social inclusion for students with disabilities: 'Inspiration Africa!', in Watson, S. (ed) Museums and their Communities, Routledge

Golding, V. 2006 'Carnival Connections: challenging racism as the unsaid at the museum/school frontiers with feminist-hermeneutics' in Inglilleri, M. (ed) Swinging her Breasts at History, Mango Publishing, London: 290-309

Golding, V. 2006 'Using tangible and intangible heritage to promote social inclusion for students with disabilities: 'Inspiration Africa!', in the International Journal of Intangible Heritage, Vol 1, Seoul, Korea: 83-93

Golding, V. 2005 'Challenging Fear and Loathing at the Museum Forum' in M Museos de Mexico y del Mundo, Mexico: 132-139

Golding, V. 2005 'The Museum Clearing: A Metaphor for New Museum Practice' in Atkinson D., and Dash, P. (Eds.) Critical and Social Practice in Art Education, Trentham Books, Staffordshire, UK: 51-66

Golding, V. 2004 'Using tangible and intangible heritage to promote social inclusion for students with disabilities: 'Inspiration Africa!', http://www.ICOM-ICME.org

Golding, V. 2004, 'A field-site of creative collaboration: Inspiration Africa!' in the Journal of Museum Ethnography 16: 19-36, Hants, UK.

Golding, V. 2003, 'What is Learning in the Museum?' in Communicating Culture to Kids Ages 6-12 Years, Tropen Museum, Amsterdam, CD.

Golding, V. 2000, Using feminist-hermeneutics to re-read and write a Benin Collection, Journal of Museum Ethnography, 12, 72-86.

Golding, V. 2000, New Voices and Visibilities at the Museum Frontiers, PhD Thesis, University of Leicester.

Golding, V. 1999, 'Working with Multicultural Communities,' in Moffatt, H., and V. Wollard, (eds.), A Manual of Good Practice in Museum Education, The Stationery Office, London: 56-68.

Golding, V. 1998, Cultural Journeys: Traditions from Africa, Wayland Publications.

Golding, V. 1998, 'A Museum Worker's Diary,' in Anim-Addo, J. (ed.) Another Doorway. Visible in the Museum, Mango Publishing, London:119-135

Golding, V. 1997, Meaning and truth in multicultural education, in Hooper-Greenhill, E. (ed.), 1997, Cultural Diversity. Developing Museum Audiences in Britain, Leicester University Press, p203-225. ISBN 0 7185 2411X

Golding, V. 1997, Poetry, in Anim-Addo (ed), Visible in the Museum, Mango Publishing. p119-134. ISBN 1 902294 017. Golding, V. 1996, Using Museums. Video and Resource Pack, Fulcrum Production, Channel 4 Television.

Golding, V. 1996, 'Puppet on a string,' in Yorath, J. 1995, (ed.), Learning about science and technology in museums. South Eastern Museums

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