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.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Share your research

Ongoing research into museum education practice? Evaluation project?
Visitor study? Audience investigatation?
MUSEUM EDUCATION MONITOR (MEM), the e-newsletter, is now compiling a list of ongoing research and evaluation projects related to museum/gallery education and interpretation for our upcoming February
2007 issue.

We define research in the broadest sense - "methodical investigation
into a subject in order to discover facts, to establish or revise a theory, or to develop a plan of action based on the facts discovered." Projects undertaken by practitioners (paid and volunteer), students, and academics are all equally welcome. If you wish to share your research or evaluation with others around the world, please send an e-mail to mem@mccastle.com that includes:

- name of project
- research or evaluation question(s) [no more than 50 words, please]
- how the data will be presented/used [report, article, dissertation,
program, training event, workshop, curriculum, plan for change, etc.]
- principal researcher(s)/ evaluator(s)
- site(s) where research is being conducted
- time span
- contact information
- key words to describe the project [no more than 4 or 5, please]

Deadline for this issue is *Friday, February 9, 2007.*
Listings are, of course, free of charge. Submissions are included in the current MEM and catalogued afterwards in our archives, which now contains over 1,100 entries. Full access to the MEM Archives is available only to subscribers. However, time-limited guest passes are available to students and interested others by contacting MEM at mem@mccastle.com . A complimentary copy of the December 2006 issue of Museum Education Monitor noted above is available upon request to mem@mccastle.com . Please get in touch for more information about these listings, this call or to discuss your own research.I look forward to hearing from you!
M. Christine Castle, Editor,
Museum Education Monitor Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
mem@mccastle.com

For more information about Museum Education Monitor, please go to
http://www.mccastle.com/

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