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, May 06, 2008

The Manchester Museum needs your input!

[Thanks to Kostas for the heads-up on this one.]

The Manchester Museum is planning to redevelop its Archaeology and Egyptology galleries. The Manchester Museum would like to present its collections and material in a way that is accessible and relevant to as many different groups and individuals as possible, to reflect the diversity of interpretations of our past, and to create galleries that reflect a dialogue with our community, as well as current academic research.

To these ends a Facebook group has been set up. Members can post their ideas on the discussion board. A great example of a museum utilising web 2.0 technologies.

1 comment:

Kostas said...

And here is also the relevant blog: