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, June 15, 2009

CFP: Spring 2010 issue of 'Exhibitionist'

Hello all,

For the Spring 2010 issue of "Exhibitionist," the exhibitions journal that I edit (, we want to look at issues that come up over and over again in developing and designing exhibitions - like should we do an intro film? Are dioramas out forever or in again? Strong lighting for accessibility or low lighting to preserve objects? Artifacts or props, etc?

I'm soliciting examples of any exhibition frictions you would like to contribute, and am especially interested in those that have been addressed creatively. Any ideas? I'd love to hear them. I would like to hear from you by end of June 2009.

Thanks, Gretchen Jennings

Gretchen Jennings
Editor of Exhibitionist
Journal of the National Association for Museum Exhibition
Washington, DC


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