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.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

A quick round-up of museum-related web content recently discovered...

Snappy title eh?

Have come across a few interesting and potentially useful websites and blogs recently. I haven't had a chance to explore them in any depth yet (damn this antiquated dial-up Internet connection!), but they all look good.

First up is Museum Views, an international news and reviews site. Their lofty mission is to
cultivate a community of aesthetically-inspired and socially-involved individuals whose awareness and engagement will promote complex visual manifestations and representations of diverse social, artistic and cultural identities.
Sounds good to me!

I came across Leslie Madsen's Museum Blogging via Lynn's blog. In particular, her most recent posting about women in the museum blogosphere is worth a read, not least for the myriad links to other blogs!

And last, but not least, Stuart Frost - past Leicester DL masters student (way back in my day, I believe!) - is recording the development of the new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries at the Victoria & Albert Museum in his blog Medieval and Renaissance: Past, Present and Future.

1 comment:

Mette said...

Hi Amy,
Thanks for the links! Found some interesting info about Flickr and Tate that I did not know at Leslie’s blog! I have just been doing a workshop here at the museum as inspiration about our new web site - and one of the issues was how to deal work with Web 2.0 and all the social activities and forums on the web - such a Flickr (and blogging for that matter). It is interesting in the sense that a collection, an exhibition and the identity of the museum get a whole new life on the web and one of the topics for the museums today is to deal with that and accept that we exist within this social network. I wonder if there five years from now will be a ‘museums web networker’ connection to the every museum - someone who can take care, develop and represent the museum in the online environment