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.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

CFP: Museum Education Matters - Current Trends in Museum Education

From The Attic's Chicago-based correspondant ;)

The Standing Professional Committee on Education (EdCom) of the AmericanAssociation of Museums in collaboration with the Museum Education Roundtable (MER) Call for Proposals for the 2007 Read The Fine Print Held at the 2007 AAM Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL on Monday, May 14, 2007, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

2007 Theme: This year's Marketplace will expand upon the larger theme of the Annual Meeting, "Why Museums Matter," and is entitled Museum Education Matters: Current Trends in Museum Education


As museum education professionals and volunteers, we understand how and why museum education matters. But are we doing an effective job of communicating this to others? What are current trends in museum education that convey the value of museum education to the public, the media, policy-makers and funders? What are the key messages that we as a community are communicating, and need to communicate?

Read The Fine Print Application
Postmark Deadline: April 1, 2007

Please share the work you are doing in your museum. Contribute to the publication showcase called Read the Fine Print . Here's how it works: Select your most successful 2006-2007 print piece. It might be a school or teacher bulletin, a program brochure, or a gallery guide. It could be as simple as a flyer or as complex as a teacher resource booklet. Submit one copy to the contact below (sorry, the sample copy will not be returned). We will select the first 30 print pieces that address the Marketplace theme for display. Your print piece will be displayed at the Marketplace of Ideas and listed in the Marketplace of Ideas booklet along with your contact information, so other educators can reach you with questions or further ideas. All Read the Fine Print participants will receive a copy of the publication after the AAM Meeting.

Please complete the form below and send with your sample to:

Nathan Richie McCormick
Tribune Freedom Museum
435 N Michigan Ave. Ste 754, Chicago, IL60611.

Contact Name:________________

Institution:_______________________________________

Address:_________________________________________

Phone:_________________ Fax:_______________

E-Mail:_____________________

Title of 2006-2007 Publication:______________________________________________

Publication's success is based on: (public response, publication value, graphic design,etc.)

___________________________________________________

Number of copies printed: ________ Are they still available? Yes __ No __

Purchase price of publication:__________________________________


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