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.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Publication: Museum History Journal

From H-Museum:

Museum History Journal

Edited by Hugh H. Genoways and Mary Anne Andrei

January 2009
Vol. 2, N. 1

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Table of Contents

*From the Editors*

*Feature Articles*

Wax Bodies: Art and Anato my in Victorian Medical Museums
Samuel J. M. M. Alberti

Narrativity and the Museological: Myths of Nationality
Donald Preziosi

Matter of Fact: Biographies and Zoological Specimens
Taika Dahlbom

Frederic Ward Putnam, Chicago's Cultural Philanthropists, and the Founding
of the Field Museum
Paul D. Brinkman


*Book Reviews*

Museum Skepticism: A History of the Display of Art In Public Galleries by
David Carrier
reviewed by Bruce Robertson

Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums,
second edition by Edward P. Alexander and Mary Alexander
reviewed by Suzanne M. Fischer

Return to Alexandria: An Ethnography of Cultural Heritage, Revivalism, and
Museum Memory by Beverley Butler
reviewed by Tiffany Jenkins

All Creatures: Naturalists, Collectors, and Biodiversity, 1850 - 1950 by
Robert E. Kohler
reviewed by Charlotte M. Porter


*Archive*

Earliest known photographic portraits of Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln,
celebrating the bicentennial of their births on February 9, 2009

 
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Journal ISSN: 1936-9824
Issue ISBN: 978-1-59874-828-4


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