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

Seminar: Podcasting for Museums & Galleries

From H-Museum:

Podcasting for Museums and Galleries

One Day Seminar Estorick Collection
Central London
Tuesday 17 March 2009

Podcasting for Museums and Galleries is an intensive, information-packed event which - to maximise learning and interaction - is limited to just 24 museum and gallery participants. It will be led by Rachel Salaman, one of the UK's leading podcast producers who has worked both with leading museums and galleries and with major companies.

The seminar will take participants through the complete audio podcasting process from start to finish and will incorporate practical demonstrations as well as actionable, in-depth information and advice. There will be the opportunity to discuss your organisation's particular requirements, and to get invaluable advice on your needs, your approach and your requirements.

During the course of the day, the following key issues will be covered:

    * An introduction to podcasting and how it is being used in the culture and heritage sectors
    * Examples of successful culture and heritage podcast projects
    * Tooling up: the equipment and software you need to get started
    * How to write an effective podcast script
    * Interviewing techniques
    * Demonstration of how to make a podcast, from start to finish
    * RSS and distribution: demystifying feeds and tracking
    * Marketing your podcast and reaching your audience

You'll also be able to raise in advance any issues you'd particularly like covered, so that the day will really meet your needs. This will be a unique, intensive and highly-rewarding event. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Rachel Salaman
Rachel Salaman is founder and creative director of the podcasting consultancy AUDIO for the web, and one of the UK's leading podcast producers. Previously an award-winning journalist, she has worked as a reporter for the BBC, TIME Magazine and Dow Jones Newswires, and as a producer and presenter on UK commercial radio.

She has created content for clients as diverse as multinational corporations and UK government departments, while her script development and voiceover work includes radio and TV ads, informational videos and multimedia business tools.

Rachel has substantial experience of working with the heritage sector having provided podcasting training and advice to staff from the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, National Maritime Museum, Bodleian Library, MLA East Midlands, National Trust, Sheffield Galleries and Museums and Maidstone Museum.

Who Should Attend?
Professionals with responsibility for - or a requirement to enhance - their institution's work in the field of: interpretation, presentation, education, audience development, communication, fundraising, marketing, outreach, community relations, online services, or information services.

The Estorick Collection
The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, is a hidden gem in Islington's beautiful Canonbury Square - an imaginatively restored Georgian villa set beside a landscaped garden. The gallery houses "one of the finest collections of early 20th century Italian art anywhere in the world"
(Nicholas Serota) and has been called "the most civilised way to spend an hour in North London" (Stephen Bayley).

It's extremely easy to reach, being just minutes from Euston, St Pancras International and Kings Cross mainline stations.

Only 24 places are available at this event. Do avoid disappointment and register today!

Delegate fee: £247.

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