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, March 14, 2007

Books available for review

Journal of Museum Ethnography - books available for review

If interested please contact Claire Warrior, Commissioning Editor for Book Reviews, for further details, guidelines for contributors and submission dates, or to suggest any other books for review in the Journal of Museum Ethnography.

Edwards, Elizabeth, Chris Gosden and Ruth B. Phillips (eds.). 2006. Sensible objects: colonialism, museums and material culture (Wenner-Gren International Symposium Series). Oxford and New York: Berg.

Henare, Amiria, Martin Holbraad and Sari Wastell (eds.). 2007. Thinking through things: theorising artefacts ethnographically. London and New York: Routledge.

Message, Kylie. 2006. New museums and the making of modern culture. Oxford and New York: Berg.

Paine, Sheila. 2006. Embroidery from Afghanistan (Fabric Folios series). London: British Museum Press.

Serrel, Beverly. 2006. Judging exhibitions: a framework for assessing excellence. Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press.

Sloan, Kim. 2007. A New World: England’s first view of America. London: British Museum Press.

Weir, Shelagh. 2006. Embroidery from Palestine (Fabric Folios series). London: British Museum Press.

Claire Warrior, Curator of Exhibitions, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF. or 020 8312 8562

1 comment:

Amy said...

Can I just say - drawing on my own experience - that if you've got time to do book reviews, it's well worth it. Not only do you get practice at writing a concise report for publication, you get a free book too! Unfortunately there's nothing in this list which really appeals/fits my research area, but if it did I'd jump at the chance.