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, August 30, 2007
Internet art in the museum
Just a quickie to point anyone interested in internet art or digital media in museums to this thesis by Karen A. Verschooren. You may want to start at Where Do We Put It? Fitting the Web Into Museums by Nina Simon (blogging on Museum 2.0), which pointed me to it and which includes interesting reflections on the categorisation of internet art. The thesis looks very interesting to the likes of me, but until I'm a bit further through its 200-odd pages I can't confirm this.