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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

TOC: Museological Review (Issue 13): Ideology, Power and the State

I have the great pleasure to announce that Issue 13 of Museological Review, (the journal edited by PhD students in the Department of Museum Studies) is now available online. The theme for this issue is Ideology, Power and the State.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Richard Sandell
Head of Department
Museum Studies, University of Leicester

Editorial
Amy Jane Barnes, Anna Chrusciel, Mette Houlberg Rung,Jeong-eun Lee, Christina Lleras, Jeremy Ottevanger, Anna Woodham

Notes for Contributors

Art Museums and Creative Citizens
Mette Houlberg Rung

Theoretical Perspectives in New Labour’s Cultural Policy: Art Museums as Vehicles for Social Inclusion
Victoria Durrer

The Politics of Self Definition: the monitoring of Sikh identity and culture
Saima Kaur

The politics of ‘arts premiers’: Some thoughts on the Musée du Quai Branly.
Marilena Alivizatou

Immigrants into Citizens: Ideology and Nation-Building in the Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration
Mary Stevens

An exciting development for 2008 is the link-up between Museological Review and The Attic. You are cordially invited to join us in our brand new discussion forum to discuss this issue's papers with authors and other readers.

This, and previous issues of Museological Review are now available to download as pdf files from the Department of Museum Studies website.

*PLEASE PUBLICISE WIDELY*

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