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, February 17, 2008

Free Seminar: The Body & Soul of Medical Collections

From H-Museum:

The Medical & Healthcare Subject Specialist Network
'At the heart of medical & healthcare collections'
Invites you to attend a FREE two-day conference and training seminar

The BODY & SOUL of Medical Collections
Thackray Museum, Leeds
Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th March 2008


The conference will inspire delegates from museums, libraries and archives to make better use of their medical and healthcare collections. Future plans for the network will also be discussed, including a project to map medical and healthcare collections.

Keynote speakers:
Almut Grüner, Chief Executive, Thackray Museum
Nick Winterbotham, Chief Executive, Millennium Point & Thinktank

Topics will include:
Audience Development
Collection Rationalisation
Collections Care & Access
Contemporary Collecting
Engaging Public Debate
Gallery Refurbishment & Redisplay
Oral History
Other speakers:
Beth Hawkins, Science Museum
Bridget McKenzie, Flow Associates Victoria Rogers, Cardiff Museum Project
Carolyn Ware, Beamish
Dr Francis Neary, University of Cambridge
Dr Joe Cain, UCL
Kate Reeder, Beamish
Katie Maggs, Science Museum
Martin Warren, Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
Pauline Webb, MOSI, Manchester
Pete Starling, Army Medical Services Museum
Stella Mason, Museum Consultant
Sue Weir, Medical History Walks

For hotel accommodation contact Leeds TIC telephone 0113 242 5242. Join other delegates for a shared meal in Leeds on Monday evening.

Full programme on receipt of booking form or from:
Steph Gillett, Coordinator, Medical & Healthcare SSN
Email: steph.gillett@btinternet.com
Telephone: 01793 845910.

Travel and accommodation bursaries may be available to those institutions unable to cover their costs; please include a letter of application with your booking form. Independent museums should also seek help through AIM's Bob Harding Training Grants. This event is supported by funding from the MLA's Renaissance programme.

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