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.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

CFP/Publication: The Romanian Journal of Museums

From H-Museum:

Call for papers

The Romanian Journal of Museums (RJM)
Theme: Museum Projects
Submission deadline: March 1st, 2009

The Romanian Journal of Museums (RJM) invites museum specialists to submit papers for publication consideration in the first issue of the Journal for 2009, dedicated to successful projects developed in museums.

RJM is the only Romanian publication dedicated to all museum specialists and to all types of museums - Art, History, Archeology or Natural History, public or private, national, county's or local. Since 1965, the Journal has been a forum for the specialists, a space of exchanging ideas, of presenting successful projects in museum field, on the national or international level, of debating best practices or the latest museum standards. RJM has been greeting contributions from all sectors of museum-related work - curatorial, design, conservation and educational programmes.

Among the contributors are Virgil Ştefan Niţulescu, secretary of state in the Romanian Ministry of Culture and the President of the Romanian National Commitee of ICOM, Patrick Greene, who reorganise the Museum of Science and Industry of Manchester, or Giovanni Pinna, Chairperson of ICOM Italy in 2003.

The objective of this issue is to present projects that have been developed in museums and whose results have/had an impact on the museum audience or on the museum work.

The topics could include:
- the impact of the project on developing the audiences
- rethinking the permanent exhibition
- new approaches in exhibition design
- outstanding temporary / travelling exhibitions
- original educational programmes and other public programs
- reaching out communities
- cooperation with other organizations etc.

The paper should be between 10 and 15 pages long (TNR - 12 pt., spacing -1.5 lines). Harvard citation system should be used. Author(s) should specify full name, institution, address of the institution, email address. All pictures should be submitted separately, jpeg format, titled fig.no.1, fig.no.2 and so on. Inside the paper, figures' placement should be specified as follows: fig.no.1: title, source or other information if the case.

Timeline:
Deadline of submission: 1st of March 2009
Author notification: 7th of March 2009
Final acceptance of paper: 14th of March 2009

Please submit an electronic version of the paper to:
Mihaela Murgoci, editor in chief, email: mihaela.murgoci@revistamuzeelor.ro

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