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

Study Day: Architecture in Museums

From H-Museum:

Architecture in Museums Study Day
London, 15 May 2008

Heritage Development are organising a Study Day for 24 museum professionals with four world-class architecture and design practices - in the environment of their own London studios. The first two firms to confirm are:

Terry Farrell & Partners
Terry Farrell and Partners (TFP) is a world-renowned practice of planners, urban designers, masterplanners and architects under the leadership of Sir Terry Farrell. Over a period of more than 40 years, the practice has worked on a series of museum projects in the UK and worldwide. Neil Bennett, Project Manager, and Russ Hamilton, Design Director, will speak to us about their work at Edinburgh's Dean Gallery, and give us a preview of the Great North Museum which will open next year in Newcastle, and the Royal Institution which will be reopened by the Queen at the end of May.

Eva Jiricna Architects
Designers of innovative galleries and spaces including the new foyer and shops for the V&A and the Royal Academy, the exhibitions Modernism and Africa, the Sir John Soane Museum and the Sculpture Galleries at the V&A, Eva Jiricna and her Project Architect Georgina Papathanasiou will preview their current projects opening to the public in late April and May this year. These are the new Jewelry Galleries at the V&A and the former Gilbert Collection at Somerset House, which is being transformed into a "Kunsthalle"
for special exhibitions.

The Format
Each session will last 1 1/2 hours and be informal in style, to maximise discussion and interaction. You'll hear in-depth about the work and the approach of each practice, discuss work-in-progess, view visuals of current and forthcoming projects, explore models of the latest projects, and meet and talk with a range of members of the design teams from each studio. With a maximum of 24 participants, you'll be able to pinpoint in advance any issues and topics you'd particularly like to have covered or discussed, so that the day's experience can be planned to meet your individual needs.

Who should attend? Professionals with any responsibility for the planning, management and implementation of exhibitions, interpretation and design; professionals involved in planning new or revised museums or galleries; professional designers and interpreters working within museums.

This will be a unique, intensive and highly rewarding day. Mini-bus transport between venues will be provided, as will lunch and refreshments.
Cost: £247 inclusive

To book, contact Ann Curtis at

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