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.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Research Seminar Report
The second Department of Museum Studies research seminar of the new academic year (13th November 2006) was a presentation by Fiona Kerlogue from the Horniman Museum entitled 'South-east Asia in the Museum. The development of the South-east Asian collections of the Horniman Museum, London, 1891-1925'.
Fiona discussed the development of the Horniman's South-east Asian collections and modes of display from it's inception as a private collection of curiosities, to public museum arranged to illustrate popular theories of technological evolution.