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, April 21, 2009

New publication: Valuing Historic Environments

A new book by Edited by Lisanne and John Pendlebury from Newcastle:

Valuing Historic Environments
Edited by Lisanne Gibson, University of Leicester, UK and
John Pendlebury, Newcastle University, UK

'This timely book, edited by two of the leading scholars in the field, addresses the key issue in environmental heritage management: how can we both recognise the value of the multiple constructed meanings and take preservation decisions in the real world which will almost inevitably privilege some meanings over others? And how, in the midst of this, can heritage managers avoid becoming 'government poodles'? This is a richly detailed, thought-provoking book; buy it, and read it.' – Sue Pearce, University of Leicester, UK

234 pages
This title is also available
as an eBook,

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