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, April 10, 2008

Conference Alert/Funding Opportunity: Come Together Right Now

From H-Museum:

"COME TOGETHER RIGHT NOW"
Community: Creativity: Culture: Cooperation

ARLIS/UK & Ireland Conference
University of Liverpool
23 - 25 July 2008

In 2008 Liverpool will celebrate its year as European Capital of Culture. The Capital of Culture Programme highlights the role of culture in the life of a city, encourages cities to innovate in the cultural field and promotes cultural cooperation and understanding.


This year to celebrate Liverpool as Capital of Culture, the ARLIS Conference goes to Liverpool University’s Greenbank Conference Park, opposite the all famous Penny Lane, set within an attractive private landscape close to Sefton Park and less then 15 minutes drive from the city centre.

Liverpool has a host of cultural attractions encompassing impressive internationally recognised architecture, including the Anglican and Metropolitan Cathedrals. It houses more museums and galleries than any other city outside London, including a fine display of modern and contemporary art at the Walker Art Gallery and Tate Liverpool. The city is also rich in maritime history and is home to the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

The ARLIS Conference will host a full programme of activities to reflect Liverpool’s Capital of Culture status in 2008 including:

* An optional city walk on Tuesday 22nd July, joining ARLIS colleagues and friends to explore the architecture of Liverpool’s Albert Dock area.
* A host of challenging speakers who will consider the sustainability of our cultural heritage in a digital age; including Reyahn King, Director of Art Galleries, National Museums Liverpool; Jodie Walz, Director of Digital Collections and Archives, University of Minnesota; Douglas Dodds, Head of Central Services at the Victoria and Albert Museum; and Christopher Breward, Deputy Head of Research at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
* There will be the chance to debate issues of professional concern with colleagues in the breakout sessions, go behind the scenes of Liverpool’s richly stocked libraries and archives including visits to FACT, the Conservation Centre and the Walker Art Gallery. There will also be the opportunity to meet key publishers and suppliers to creative arts libraries and archives in our Library Supplier’s Exhibition.

Look out for further details of the Conference and how to book on the ARLIS website http://www.arlis.org.uk/

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International Delegate Award
University of Liverpool, 23 - 25 July 2008

To apply for the award, please submit the following by post by Friday 2nd May 2008:

1. A completed application form (see: http://www.arlis.org.uk/ or from the address below) 2. A résumé listing educational background, employment history and professional activities.

The winner must confirm in writing that he/she is able to meet the requirement of conference attendance. The recipient will be expected to submit a post-conference report to the ARLIS/UK & Ireland Council. The decisions of the Council of ARLIS/UK & Ireland and its Grants Panel shall be final, and no correspondence regarding these shall be entered into. The Council of ARLIS/UK & Ireland reserves the right to make no award if no suitable application is received.

*NB The award does not include travel costs

Application papers should be returned to the Business Manager at the address below.

For further information on the Annual Conference 2008 please check the ARLIS/UK & Ireland website: http://www.arlis.org.uk/ or contact: The Business Manager, ARLIS/UK & Ireland, Word & Image Department, V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL. Email: arlis@vam.ac.uk

Amy Donnison
Business Manager
ARLIS UK & Ireland
Word & Image Department
V&A South Kensington
Cromwell Rd
London
SW7 2RL

Tel. 0207 942 2317
Email. arlis@vam.ac.uk
Web. http://www.arlis.org.uk/

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