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, May 09, 2008

Call for posters: Transforming Museums

From H-Museum [note the short deadline]:

Call for Posters!

Transforming Museums: Bridging Theory and Practice
An Interdisciplinary Academic Conference
University of Washington

May 22-23, 2008

We invite museum professionals, students, and university faculty to submit poster proposals for the 2008 Transforming Museums conference. Poster sessions provide a forum for exchanging ideas within the field using posters that include short narratives, graphs, pictures, data, diagrams, visual aids, and/or handouts.

Poster presentations and proposals should explore ideas, research, and programs that innovatively address the internal and external changes impacting museums. The poster session will be held at Hotel Deca on Friday, May 23, from 11:35am-12:45pm.

Come join us in the green and beautiful city of Seattle as we reach, share, and dreamstorm toward the future of these most beloved institutions. With its unique host of changing museums, both new and old, we can't think of a better place!

Submit poster title with short description (up to 50 words) To be included in the program, please submit your proposal by May 15, 2008 Posters will be accepted after the deadline as space allows Participants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis Poster content should include a variety of text, charts, graphs, photos, etc. All content should be printed from a computer (i.e. no handwritten posters, please)

Because museology is inherently crossdisciplinary, research from related disciplines within the social sciences or humanities is welcome.

We suggest using tri-fold self-supporting poster boards, however, we do have a limited supply of tabletop easels. If you need an easel, please let us know.

Participants must register for the free conference at:

Please visit our website for poster session details and deadlines: If you have questions, please contact the Submissions Committee at

Transforming Museums is generously sponsored by the UW Museology Graduate Program, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Henry Art Gallery, Experience Music Project Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, Pacific Science Center, and Seattle Art Museum.

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