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.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

CFP/Symposium: Building

From H-Museum:


Building Museums Symposium 2009
February 26-28, 2009
Washington, DC

How far have we come! The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM) is pleased to announce the *fifth annual* Building MuseumsT Symposium in Washington, D.C., February 26-28, 2009. The event will be hosted at some of Washington's most celebrated museums including the National Building Museum, the newly renovated National Museum of American History, and the recently opened Newseum.

MAAM is seeking proposals for sessions that will engage museum professionals, architects, planners, and other technical experts in a dynamic exchange of ideas about key issues for museum building projects. Symposium participants will enjoy opportunities to meet and learn from the professionals impacting museum construction projects today. Program content will reflect museums of various sizes, disciplines, budgets, collections-orientation, and scope of building projects.

Building Museums Symposium 2009 is organized under three interrelated themes:

* Day 1: Vision (planning your building project),
* Day 2: Implementation (making your vision a reality)
* Day 3: Sustainability ("life after opening the doors")

Museum staff and board members, students and professionals from various areas of expertise related to museum building projects are invited to participate. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please complete the form available at: no later than
*October 15, 2008*. For further information and questions, please send an
e-mail to the proposal coordinator at
. We look forward to hearing from you!

Note: Attendee registration will open on *December 15, 2008*. Please check
the MAAM website for more information.

We look forward to your participation!

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