Those of you who subscribe to Jim's job desk emails will have already seen this, but for those that don't...
I am pleased to be able to circulate the first update from the Rethinking Disability Representation in Museums and Galleries project.This is available as an Acrobat file by clicking here. (Please note: this is 700Kb).
Rethinking Disability Representation was initiated and is managed byRCMG (the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries in the University of Leicester's Department of Museum Studies) and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, NESTA (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts), with contributions from the University and the nine (UK)partner museums involved.
This is the first of a series of project updates designed to share the outcomes and learning experiences of the project with interested parties - practitioners, policy makers and researchers working across a number of different areas; principally museums, heritage and culture but also the field of disability rights and equality.
Details and contacts for the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries can be found here.
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.