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 16, 2007

reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia

Hopefully you will be able to access this link to a new journal produced by the National Museum of Australia. It will primarily emphasise Australian contributions but the journal will also publish articles which "invite international comparisons and transcend regional concerns."

More from the website: Who needs a new journal of museums and collections? This is a fair question, best answered in the journal's primary aim: to provide a rapid means of publishing research in (and on) museums and collections, and thereby stimulate awareness and encourage discussion of issues across the field. The field is defined broadly to encompass two main areas: museology and museum practice; and material history, the history and interpretation of objects, and the social and environmental history of material culture.

http://recollections.nma.gov.au/issues/vol_1_no_1/

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