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.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Dis:cover! 2 Disability de-formed, re-formed and re-presented

Colchester Museums is set to host the second of their Dis:cover! conference series looking at the representation of disability. The conference, called Discover! 2 Disability de-formed, re-formed and re-presented will be held from 20 - 21st June 2007 at the West Wing, Ickworth House, near Bury St Edmunds.

The main focus for the conference is the portrayal and representation of disabled people. With a range of speakers and workshops the conference will look at historical references to disability, challenge stereotypes by reassessing those references past and present, and encourage greater representation of disabled people.

Contact Jo Besant, Bookings and Information Officer to book a place or for more information, details below.

Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service
Museum Resource Centre
14 Ryegate Road
Tel 01206 282937Fax 01206 282925

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