UCL Museums & Collections is running a series of workshops exploring touch and object handling in the context of museums. I only saw the notice on Material World this afternoon, so unfortunately, the first workshop of the year has been and gone, but there are others planned for February, March and May 2007. For more info see the UCL website.
P.S. I know I've mentioned it before, but the Material World blog is really worth a read, especially if you're into material culture studies and anthropology. And you can find other exciting stuff like Mary Stevens' Weblog there, to which there has been a link in the right-hand sidebar for a week or so (heartening to know that there really are other Museum Studies PhD students out there!). Plus they gave The Attic its first 'plug' online, so they must be all round lovely people. ;)
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.