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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

CFP: NaMu (Workshop 6)

This call reminds me that I'm yet to finish off the series of blog posts reviewing the last NaMu workshop - oops!

Call for papers

Making National Museums (NaMu)

Inspired by both the original framework for the NaMu network project, the contributions to the five first NaMu workshops and the very impressive variety of approaches and discussions the organizers have decided to dedicate the sixth and last NaMu workshop to

1) concluding discussions of scopes and perspectives in scholarly investigations of national museums, and
2) presentations and discussions of suggested contributions to a concluding book project on current national museum research.

University of Oslo, Norway, 17-19 November 2008

Old and new participants are welcomed. For the complete call see

Arne Bugge Amundsen
Peter Aronsson
Simon Knell

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