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, October 19, 2009

Event: Museums, Inclusion, Engagement (London/UK, 14 December 2009)

Museums | Inclusion | Engagement
London, Monday 14 December 2009

Museums | Inclusion | Engagement is a highly-practical, information-packed one-day event in which leading professionals involved in the fields of inclusion and engagement within museums and galleries will share their experiences and insights.

Among the key issues to be addressed will be:

* how to obtain sustainable, ongoing funding to support long-term programmes which make a difference
* how to evaluate the short- and long-term impact of your projects
* how to reaching the most excluded groups or individuals
* how to prioritise your work among the various communities
* how to use new community-based communication media
* how to build the right organisational structure to deliver effective programmes
* what can be learnt from the experience of other sectors working in these fields

Presentations from a range of highly experienced speakers will include strategic overviews, practical how-to sessions, and detailed case-studies.

Who should attend?
The seminar is designed for professionals involved in: social inclusion initiatives; community outreach and engagement; audience development; access initiatives; learning and education; project management; organisational
development; interpretation, design and information; marketing and communication; human resources; and visitor services.

We are currently releasing a limited number of places at a reduced rate of £147, saving a full 25% on the normal rate of £197. These reduced-rate places will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Order online at

DEADLINE: 12 December 2009

H-Net Network for Museums and Museum Studies

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