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.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Museums and Social Software

I know I threatened not to blog for a week yesterday - and I fully intend not to - but this is just a quick post to alert you all to a little bit of PhD student success.

Lena Maculan has had a short article about the potential for social software in the museum environment posted on the Digital Heritage blog, which is - incidentally - administrated by Dr. Kostas Arvanitis, lecturer in Museology at the University of Manchester, recent escapee...ahem...I mean graduate of the PhD programme at our own fair Department of Museum Studies, sometime Attic 'commenter', oh and the man to whom we owe the moniker, The Attic. ;)

Good for you Lena (and Kostas)!

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