School of Museum Studies
University of Leicester
Brown Bag Seminar
Wednesday, 11 November @ 1pm
Steph Mastoris, Head of the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, is going to talk on: 'When does the opening end? Taking the long view of establishing a new museum.'
Whilst the museum opened to much acclaim in 2005, Steph would advocate it has taken some years to assess how a new museum really functions and to rectify all those good ideas that in actuality didn't work
The seminar will be in the Collections Room for a 1pm start
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.