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 03, 2008

Lecture Series: Curating Contemporary Art

From ArtLine:

Curating Contemporary Art Lecture Series

Tuesday 8th April, 2008, 6.00pm

Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds Art Gallery invite you to the launch of a new series of public lectures.

Gilda Williams
'The Gothic'
Tuesday 8th April 2008, 6.00pm
At Leeds Art Gallery
The Headrow
Leeds LS1 3AA
Tel. 0113 247 8256

The admission to the lecture is free. Booking is essential. Please e-mail G.Kirk@leedsmet.ac.uk to confirm your attendance.

The opening lecture will be delivered by Gilda Williams on the subject "The Gothic". As a renowned curator and writer, Gilda Williams has been a consistently important voice within a host of journals and publications on contemporary art; as Commissioning Editor of Phaidon Books, Managing Editor of Flash Art, and currently as the London Correspondent for Artforum, whilst lecturing at Sotheby's Institute. Her recent book "The Gothic" published by Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press in 2007 was part of the series "Documents of Contemporary Art' and presents her continuing research into the subject.

The Curating Contemporary Art Lecture Series is organised in association with the new M.A Programme in Curating Contemporary Art, to be led by Peter Lewis, at Leeds Metropolitan University, School of Contemporary Art and Graphic Design, and which is to commence in October 2008. The talks, organised with Leeds Art Gallery, will introduce a range of positions in curating.

M.A. Curating Contemporary Art is recruiting for October 2008. For information visit the website: http://fas19069.leedsmet.ac.uk/cagdpostgraduate/
supported by Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds Art Gallery.

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