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, April 12, 2007

New information portal

From H-Museum (could be useful?):

Dear Sir/Madam, colleague,

We are happy to announce the launch of a new information portal Culture for Development - museums and the performing arts (C4D). It is part of a series of portals developed by the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The C4D portal can be found at:

and provides access to free, full-text electronic documents on themes related to museum development, cultural exchanges, theatre for development and the performing arts for or in developing countries. It is also a unique entry point for other internet sources on C4D, including latest news and events, newsletters, discussion groups, websites, bibliographic databases, and directories of organizations and projects.

If you would like to add new resources or have other suggestions, please let us know.

KIT portals are developed and managed by KIT Information and Library Services with support from other KIT departments such as Tropenmuseum, Tropentheatre, and Development, Policy & Practice. The target audience is made up of the global community of professionals, including researchers, policy-makers and students, working in the field of museums and the performing arts for development.

In the "About this portal" section
you will find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ), an overview of how to search, background information on the portal, and contact information.

We hope you will enjoy your visit to our website.

Kind regards, the editorial team:

Anne Hardon

Minke Valk

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