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.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Contribute to the homepage of the new ICOM website with museums' pictures

Within the framework of the new upcoming ICOM website, we wish to strengthen the visibility of ICOM members, museums and the related professions.

Pictures of museums or professionals of museums in action will appear randomly on the website homepage. This is why, we are in the process of forming a library of museums' pictures and pictures from the ICOM members are welcomed.

In order to join this library, the pictures will have to meet the following criteria:

- esthetic criteria: well centered photography, good luminosity, where we recognize in an evident way the subject (building/profession),

- we would prefer a photography taken from the top or in low-angle shot (from below)

- Width: 1600 px

- Height: 1450 px

- Quality: 300 dpi

- free copyright and/or negotiated rights (indication of the photo credit)

We will only use the pictures matching those criteria due to the fact that the presentation of those pictures on the homepage website is special. By sharing your pictures, you will have the opportunity of a high visibility on this website which intention is to become the world museum community reference.

In order to represent the largest number of museums and geographical areas, we thank you for emailing your pictures (subject: museums pictures ICOM website) at the following address:

The Secretariat of ICOM

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