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.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Museums, Museumisation & Historic Environments

Valuing the Historic Environment: 3rd Colloquium

'Valuing the Historic Environment' is a new, cross disciplinary research cluster for the discussion of frameworks of value in relation to the preservation of historic environments. The cluster will meet at three one day colloquia to take place between January and July 2007 and on an online discussion board, available from the cluster www http://www.le.ac.uk/ms/contactus/valhistenvir.html. Detailed notes documenting the discussion at each colloquium will also be available from the cluster www. We aim for the activities of this cluster to lead to further research connections, collaborations, opportunities and outputs, with the potential to influence academic debate and policy formulation.

The third colloquium associated with this cluster takes place on the 6th July 2007. The main focus of the colloquium is 'Museumisation and Historic Environments'.
There are a limited number of places available, there is no cost to attend but we are not normally able to pay expenses. Expressions of interest in attending should briefly describe how the persons experience will enable them to make a significant contribution to debate in the colloquia. Expressions of interest should be sent to Anna Woodham at alw20@leicester.ac.uk. The closing date for expressions of interest in attendance for Colloquium 3 is 15/06/07.
Colloquia details are as follows:

'Museums, Museumisation and Historic Environments' - 6th July 2007

Keynote: David Lowenthal, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, University College London, 'Patrons, Populists, Apologists: crises in heritage stewardship and display'.

Other Speakers: Liz Stewart, National Museums Liverpool, 'Building
Understanding: National Museums Liverpool and Liverpool's Historic Environment'.

Dr. Lisanne Gibson, Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, title to be announced.

and others to be announced.
Location: University of Leicester
You can find further details about the research cluster at http://www.le.ac.uk/ms/contactus/valhistenvir.html
Yours sincerely
Anna Woodham
Project Assistant - Preserving Historic Environments



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