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.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Social Networking: Museum 3.0

Alice's email (see my previous post) has reminded me to pass on the details of a (relatively) new networking site for museum students and professionals, Museum 3.0 subtitled:

"a network for those interested in the future of cultural institutions such as museums, galleries, science centres and other collecting bodies."

I haven't had a chance to have a really good look at it yet, but it looks like a useful mix of social networking a la Facebook, blogs and various 'fora'.

You can be-friend me too, if you like. ;)

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