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.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Workshop: Small Cases, Big Ideas: Planning Exhibitions

The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) presents:
Philadelphia, PA - December 5, 2006
Cosponsored by:Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Held at:Historic Landmark Building, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

About the Workshop
Exhibitions are integral to the mission of museums, historic houses,historical societies, and to archives and libraries as these institutions strive to showcase their collections. Quality exhibits reflect the good stewardship activities that take place behind the scenes in cultural institutions and allow organizations to interpret their collections to the public.While exhibitions are essential in assisting institutions in fulfilling their missions, they can also be time consuming, expensive, and potentially damaging to artifacts. This workshop is designed to assist institutions incoordinating the many activities that are part of planning small to medium sized exhibitions.Local exhibit designers, curators, and conservators will discuss exhibit development, the process of working with a designer, and preservation considerations when mounting exhibitions. Concepts will be illustrated through case studies that range from small case exhibits to art installations and historic interiors.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Historic Landmark Building
118 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Registration and Coffee
9:15 AM - 4:30 PM Workshop

Karie Diethorn, Chief Curator, Independence National Historical Park
Alice Dommert, Principal, Dommert Philips
Jim Hinz, Book Conservator, CCAHA
SallyMalenka, Objects Conservator, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Lynn Marsden-Atass, Senior Curator, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Brian Murray, ChiefPreparator, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Keith Ragone, Keith Ragone Studio
Jeffey Ray, Senior Curator, Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia

Brochure & Registration
Workshop brochure and registration form can be accessed at:<> (download may take a few moments)

Please Note:If you have special needs, please contact CCAHA three weeks prior to the workshop date so that accommodations can be made.

This workshop is partially subsidized through funding from the NationalEndowment for the Humanities and the William Penn Foundation, The ClaneilFoundation, and the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation. For information about CCAHA, its programs and services, please visit our website at or contact CCAHA's Preservation Services Office at 215.545.0613 or

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