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, September 12, 2008

Conference Alert: The Contentious Museum

Registrations are open for the sixth biennial University Museums in Scotland conference, ‘The Contentious Museum’ and can be made online at
Places will be confirmed on a first come first serve basis so we encourage you to register now.

The cost is £50 per day which includes lunch and refreshments. The conference dinner and ceilidh charge is £40. Accommodation is not included in the conference fee. Please note that registrations made after Friday 31st October will incur a late registration fee of £20.

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