Europe's biggest-ever museum design event launches with a unique one-day Symposium at the Science Museum's Dana Centre on Tuesday 14 October.
International in scope and with contributions from world leading architects, designers and senior museum professionals, the Symposium is the must-attend event to discover and debate the very best in museum design.
In the morning session you'll hear keynotes from opinion-forming museum directors with the right international experience to give compelling insights into global contemporary museum design.
And then in the afternoon you'll get further inspiration and fresh ideas from world-leading museum designers and architects from both North American and Continental Europe.
The International Museum Design Symposium is an exclusive opportunity for you to discover the latest developments and trends in the field of museum, gallery and heritage design.
The Symposium is part of The Festival of Museum Design - a week-long celebration, exploration and examination of museum design from around the world.
Throughout the week we're planning a stimulating series of study days with key figures leading guided tours of world-class museum projects and design studios. Watch this space for further details of these events...
At the Symposium we're launching Museum Design 2009 - a ground-breaking new 356 page colour hardback book that provides a richly-illustrated guide to the latest in museum design.
As a delegate to the Symposium, you'll be able to attend the book launch, meet the authors and be among the first to see the book.
More than 35 leading architectural practices and design studios are involved in some way in the week-long Festival of Museum Design. They include:
Opera Design (Netherlands); Murphy Catton (USA); Ralph Appelbaum Associates (USA); BRC Imagination Arts (USA); Cultural Innovations (UK and Middle East); Purcell Miller Tritton (UK); Andre & Associates (USA); Kvorning Design (Denmark); G&C Partners (USA); Design + Communication (Canada); Terry Farrell & Partners (UK); Lorenc+Yoo Design (USA); and Overland Partners (USA).
And here are just some the projects being featured:
* The Great Egyptian Museum
* Danish Jewish Museum, Copenhagen
* Hong Kong Museum of History
* Smithsonian National Museum of American History
* Massar Children's Discovery Centre (CDC), Damascus
* Afognak Native Corporation Museum, Alaska
* The National Museum of Lebanon
* Cultural Center of Jbalaya Beduins, Egypt
* The National Museum of the American Indian
* And new museums in Guangdong and Ningxia, China
Places at Symposium are intentionally limited to encourage dialogue, discussion and interaction.
We expect this event to sell out very quickly so early booking is strongly advised.
Delegate places: £247
499 Silbury Boulevard
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.