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, August 15, 2008

CFP/Online Publication: Museum Education Monitor (MEM)

Working on a museum education/interpretation research or evaluation project?

MUSEUM EDUCATION MONITOR (MEM), the monthly e-newsletter, is compiling a list of ongoing research and evaluation projects for our upcoming August 2008 issue. I welcome listings by museum workers, faculty, and students at all levels of study.

If you wish to share your research or evaluation, just send an e-mail to that includes:
- name of project
- research/evaluation question
- how the data will be presented
- principal researcher/ evaluator
- site where research is being conducted
- time span
- contact information
- key words to describe the project

All listings are free of charge and displayed in their language of origin. Deadline for the August issue is Friday, August 15.

FYI, the following research projects were listed in MEM July 2008:

- How can walled kitchen gardens be developed to support heritage education? (UK)

- New Literacy New Audiences [Digital Literacy] (Australia)

- Renaissance North West: Evaluation of the North West Museum Hub Family Learning Initiatives (UK)

- Memory places: contexts of symbolic learning about gender. The anthropological museums case in Mexico city (Mexico)

- Museum of Discovery NSF funded exhibition, Mystery of the Mayan Medallion
(Summative Evaluation) (USA)

- Genomic Revolution Exhibition - Audience Research (Brazil)

UPDATES on research listed in earlier issues of MEM:

- What is it that makes an exhibition spectacular like non-museum experiences? (USA)

A complimentary copy of this Museum Education Monitor, July 2008 is available upon request to . Or visit the MEM Blog at for up-to-date listings.

M. Christine Castle, Editor, Museum Education Monitor
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