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, February 28, 2007

Lecture: Indigenous Peoples and the "Universal Museum"

From H-Museum (and leading on from the previous post):

The University of Queensland presents a


Indigenous Peoples and the "Universal Museum"
by Dr Rick West, National Museum of the American Indian, USA
Auditorium Two, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
Thursday 15 March 2007, 5.30pm-7.00pm (including refreshments)

The University of Queensland is pleased to host Dr Rick West

W. Richard West Jr., a citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of
Oklahoma and a Peace Chief of the Southern Cheyenne, is founding director of
the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. West has devoted
his professional life and much of his personal life to working with American
Indians on cultural, educational, legal and governmental issues.
Before becoming director of the National Museum of the American Indian, West
practiced law at the Indian-owned Albuquerque, N.M., law firm of Gover,
Stetson, Williams & West, P.C.; and before that, he was a partner in the
Washington, D.C., office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. He
served as general counsel and special counsel to numerous tribes and
organizations. In that capacity, he represented clients before federal,
state and tribal courts, various executive departments of the federal
government and Congress.

Limited places available.

RSVP: Thursday 8 March 2007
Ms Tania Hudspith
Protocol and Ceremonies
The University of Queensland
Phone: (07) 3365 1596

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