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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Publications: museum and society, July 2008

museum and society
july 2008, volume 6 no. 2
Special issue: Constructing Nature Behind the Glass, edited by Samuel J. M.M. Alberti and Christopher Whitehead


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Constructing nature behind the glass
Samuel J.M.M. Alberti
http://www.le.ac.uk/ms/m&s/Issue%2017/alberti.pdf

Repair work: surfacing the geographies of dead animals Merle Patchett and Kate Foster http://www.le.ac.uk/ms/m&s/Issue%2017/patchett-foster.pdf

The matter and meaning of museum taxidermy Rachel Poliquin http://www.le.ac.uk/ms/m&s/Issue%2017/poliquin.pdf

Nature dissected, or dissection naturalized? The case of John Hunter's museum Simon Chaplin http://www.le.ac.uk/ms/m&s/Issue%2017/chaplin.pdf

From natural history to science: display and the transformation of American museums of science and nature Karen A. Rader and Victoria E. M. Cain http://www.le.ac.uk/ms/m&s/Issue%2017/radercain.pdf

Rethinking the value of biological specimens: laboratories, museums and the Barcoding of Life Initiative Rebecca Ellis http://www.le.ac.uk/ms/m&s/Issue%2017/ellis.pdf

Book Reviews
Ken Arnold, Cabinets for the Curious: Looking Back at Early English Museums Paula Findlen http://www.le.ac.uk/ms/m&s/Issue%2017/reviews.pdf

Conal McCarthy, Exhibiting Maori: A History of Colonial Cultures of Display Curiosity and Enlightenment: Collectors and Collections from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth century Julie Adams http://www.le.ac.uk/ms/m&s/Issue%2017/reviews.pdf

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