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.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Conference Alert: Transforming Museums

From H-Museum:

Thanks to the success of last year's conference, "Rethinking Museums," the University of Washington's Graduate Program in Museology is pleased to announce that registration is now open for

Transforming Museums: Bridging Theory and Practice
Seattle, WA May 22-23, 2008 in

Museums are institutions steeped in tradition but surrounded by constant change."Transforming Museums" seeks ways that professionals can meet these changes deliberately and thoughtfully instead of being swept along their currents. "Transforming Museums" is the Museology Program's second annual interdisciplinary conference, and will feature presentations, panel discussions, and workshops from experienced leaders and new voices in the field. More information on sessions, presenters, and a detailed schedule is available on our website:

www.transformingmuseums.org.


Registration is open until May 16 and is free, thanks to the support of our sponsors. Conference proceedings, admission to half-day workshops, and reception tickets are also available for purchase when you register.
Registration is limited for several sessions, so register now to secure your place at:

https://www.engr.washington.edu/epp/museum/registration1.php.

The conference will be held at Hotel Deca, located in the heart of the University District. Sessions and events will also be held at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Pacific Science Center and Experience Music Project Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame.

Keynote Speakers:

Judy Rand, Director
Rand and Associates

Liz Ševčenko, Director
International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience

Discounted rates at Hotel Deca are available to conference attendees. More information on conference accommodations is available at:

http://depts.washington.edu/museum/2008.php#registration.

"Transforming Museums" is generously supported by the University of Washington's Museology Graduate Program, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, Seattle Art Museum, Experience Music Project Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, Henry Art Gallery, and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Transforming Museums Committee
museum@u.washington.edu


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