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 16, 2007

Web Adept: Catching up, tuning in, reaching out

Dr Ross Parry, University of Leicester, is pleased to announce the opening of registration for...

Catching up, tuning in, reaching out
The UK Museums on the Web Conference 2007.

Sponsored by THE 24 HOUR MUSEUM
Friday 22 June 2007 at the UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

Find out more about UKMW07 and book a place at

Latest confirmed speakers include ..
Sebastian Chan, Powerhouse Museum (Australia) balancing the possibilities with the realities of the 'social tagging' of museum collections.

Michael Twidale, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) on the museum 'pioneers' venturing into the 'Second Life' experience.

UKMW07 is generously supported by Eduserv and Blitz Games.

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