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, September 21, 2009

CONF: 6th International Field School in Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development

6th International Field School in Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development
Vietnam, 11th to 30th January 2010

The Field School is facilitated through a formal framework agreement between the Director General of the Vietnam National Department for Cultural Heritage and the President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Queensland (UQ). It is now an integral part of the extensive engagement of the UQ with Vietnam. You can examine the two related documents on the above web page.

A formal evaluation of the Field School was conducted by the UQ through its Teaching and Educational Development Institute in early 2009. The full evaluation report can be accessed on the web page including comments by 25 participants from 15 countries.

Past participants include Masters students, M Phil and PhD candidates seeking Advanced Study Options or formal field work research induction, graduating students who wish to develop practical cross cultural understanding through a course as their final year of study; and employees in the heritage, museum, gallery, library, archival, environmental and cultural economic sectors seeking a certified Professional Development Program.

Alumni include graduates and researchers from a range of study areas: education, anthropology, archaeology, history, environmental sciences, conservation of cultural materials, art history, community development, creative arts and so on. Several artists and heritage professionals have also participated.

The Field School is a deep transformative learning experience and not a study tour. It is based on a decade of applied research and practical project implementation in Vietnam by the Convener and several decades of research and sustainable heritage development leadership of leadingVietnamese scholars and professionals who contribute to the program.

Annual cohorts are targeted to include participants from 8 to 10 countries to create an immersion learning environment as an international cross cultural exchange program. There are 10 partially subsidised places available to be filled by the 1st of October 2009.

Please visit the web page for further details and the initial application.

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Professor Amareswar Galla, PhD
School of English, Media Studies and Art History, The University of
Queensland Brisbane 4072, Qld Australia Fax. + 61 7 3365 2799
International Field School in Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development:
CRICOS Code 00025B
Chairperson, Cross Cultural Task Force, International Council of Museums,
Paris Convener, Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human
Development (UNESCO):
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Intangible Heritage,

H-Net Network for Museums and Museum Studies

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