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.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Publications: Journal of the History of Collections Special Issues

[Some familiar names here!]

Journal of the History of Collections Special Issue

This special issue's topic is Antiquarianism, Museums, and Cultural Heritage: Collecting and its Contexts in Eighteenth-century Naples. The journal discusses the innovative way the movement in Eighteenth-century Naples explored antiquity.

For more information please visit http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/3201/1.

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J Hist Collections -- Table of Contents Alert

A new issue of Journal of the History of Collections has been made available:
May 2008; Vol. 20, No. 1
URL: http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol20/issue1/index.dtl?etoc

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Articles
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Jerry Brotton and David McGrath
The Spanish acquisition of King Charles I's art collection: The letters of Alonso de Cardenas, 1649-51
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 1-16; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhm035.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/20/1/1?etoc

Susan Pearce
William Bullock: Collections and exhibitions at the Egyptian Hall, London, 1816-25
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 17-35; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhm031.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/20/1/17?etoc

Jeannie Chapel
The papers of Joseph Gillott (1799-1872)
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 37-84; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhm018.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/20/1/37?etoc

Frances Larson
Anthropological landscaping: General Pitt Rivers, the Ashmolean, the University Museum and the shaping of an Oxford discipline
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 85-100; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhm020.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/20/1/85?etoc

Dominic Janes
The rites of man: The British Museum and the sexual imagination in Victorian Britain
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 101-112; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhm019.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/20/1/101?etoc

Liesbet Nys
Aspirations to life: Pleas for new forms of display in Belgian museums around 1900
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 113-126; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhm034.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/20/1/113?etoc

Kate Brittlebank
Anthropology, fine art and missionaries: The Berndt Kalighat album rediscovered
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 127-142; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhm017.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/20/1/127?etoc

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Book reviews
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Helen Whitehouse
Wondrous Curiosities. Ancient Egypt at the British Museum
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 143-144; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhn006.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/20/1/143?etoc

Arthur MacGregor
Carolus Clusius. Towards a Cultural History of a Renaissance Naturalist
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 144-146; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhn005.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/20/1/144?etoc

Sam Smiles
Curiosity and Enlightenment: Collectors and Collections from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 146-147; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhn008.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/20/1/146?etoc

Colin Harrison
From Wunderkammer to Museum
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 147-148; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhm033. http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/20/1/147?etoc

Lauran Toorians
De Kunstkamera van Peter de Grote. De Hollandse inbreng, gereconstrueerd uit brieven van Albert Seba en Johann Daniel Schumacher uit de jaren 1711-1752
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 148-149; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhn002.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/20/1/148?etoc

David Watkin
Portrait of a Patron. The Patronage and Collecting of James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos (1674-1744)
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 149-150; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhm043.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/20/1/149?etoc

Lauran Toorians
De idealen van Pieter Teyler. Een erfenis uit de Verlichting
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 150-151; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhn003.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/20/1/150?etoc

R. G. W. Anderson
Joseph Banks and the British Museum. The World of Collecting, 1770-1830
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 151-152; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhm040.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/20/1/151?etoc

Camilla Murgia
La circulation des oeuvres d'art. The Circulation of Works of Art in the Revolutionary Era, 1789-1848
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 152-154; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhm036.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/20/1/152?etoc

Susan Pearce
William Hunter and the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow, 1807-2007
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 154; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhm042.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/20/1/154-a?etoc

Jeanette Atkinson
Exhibiting Maori. A History of Colonial Cultures of Display
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 154-156; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhm041.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/20/1/154?etoc

Sheila Watson
Museums, Nations, Identities: Wales and its National Museums
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 156-157; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhn012.
http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/20/1/156?etoc

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Books received
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Books Received
J Hist Collections 2008 20: 159; doi:10.1093/jhc/fhn007. http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/20/1/159?etoc

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