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 21, 2007

Seminar: Enabling Access: Heritage and Communities

From H-Museum:

Enabling Access: Heritage and Communities
Heritage Futures, Glasgow Caledonian University
26th and 27th March, 2007

Following on from the success of the 'Questions of Access: Research and Practice' seminar hosted at Newcastle University, the second in the 'Access to Heritage' series which is supported by the ESRC will focus on communities. This two day seminar will bring together academics and professionals to share and debate current research and heritage sector practice both within the UK and abroad. The aim is to focus on the community dimension of heritage access and to consider ways of enabling community access to heritage.

Confirmed speakers:

Andrea Witcomb
Deakin University, Australia

Bella Dicks
University of Cardiff

Jocelyn Dodd
University of Leicester

Miriam Levin
English Heritage

Zoe Brown
Tyne and Wear Museums Service

Gordon Urquhart

Mary-Catherine Garden
Glasgow Caledonian University

This seminar is free to attend but numbers will be limited so please book your place now by e-mailing Professor Fiona McLean at Once you have booked you will be forwarded the programme and details on accommodation.

Funding is available for 12 postgraduate / early career researchers. If you wish to be considered for this funding, please contact Fiona McLean with a brief introduction of your current research and institution information.

Deadline: 26.03.07

Professor Fiona McLean
Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow G4 0BA

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