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, December 04, 2008

Museum Study Days at the British Museum

Museum Study Days

Thursday 29 January 2009
BP Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre
A day of talks by British Museum staff giving a behind-the-scenes insight into the running and organisation of an internationally-celebrated museum. Education, Marketing, Curatorial and Collections Management staff discuss museum theory and practice. Students wishing to broaden their knowledge of museums and the culture and heritage sector are welcome.

Friday 13 February 2009
Stevenson Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre
British Museum staff and volunteers discuss the varied roles the volunteers have in the Museum, including assisting and working with curators, working on outreach and community projects, interpreting the collection through tours and object handling, and supporting the learning programme. Speakers will highlight the advantages of working with volunteers, the mutual benefits, diversity and best practice.

Thursday 19 March 2009
Stevenson Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre
The British Museum's interpretation team give an introduction to the world of interpretation practice, and describe how this relatively new field is becoming integrated into the planning of new displays and public programmes. The day will feature sessions covering aspects of visitor studies, display development and text writing, using a current exhibition as a case study.

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Admission for these events is free, however, booking in advance is advised. Booking may be done in person at the Box Office or by telephone at +44 (0)20 7323 8181. The Box Office is open every day from 10.00-16.45.

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