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, October 08, 2009

Materiality & Intangibility: Provisional programme

I am delighted to be able to post the provisional timetable for our PhD symposium Materiality & Intangibility: Contested Zones. There's plenty of delegate places left! See the flyer and booking form for more details.

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Materiality and Intangibility: Contested Zones
A two-day international symposium for PhD students and early career researchers.
Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th December 2009.


Day 1
9.30am REGISTRATION
10.00am WELCOME (Dr Richard Sandell, Head of the School of Museum Studies)
10.30am KEYNOTE: Dr Sandra Dudley (University of Leicester)
11.30am Davies – Are we all curators now?
12.00pm Gestsson & Iervolino – An attempt to challenge the role of Art in the Public Sphere: embarking on a “journey” with a contemporary artwork

12.30pm LUNCH

2.00pm Visit to Live Art Event
2.30pm Fitzpatrick – Offerings at the Wall: An exploration of the artefacts from the Vietnam veterans’ war memorial Washington
3.00pm Wang – Looking for the subjectivity of British-Chinese in English Museums

3.30pm TEA & COFFEE

3.45pm Pieren, Lester & Marchant – Filling the void between museum displays and cultural identities to empower museum visitors
4.15pm Owain – Dynamic Music and Myths: DVD content as object.
5.00pm Visit to Live Art Event

6.30pm Group Dinner/Social Event
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Day 2

9.30am TEA & COFFEE

10.00am KEYNOTE: Dr Kostas Arvanitis (University of Manchester)
11.00am McKenzie – From the Contested Zone: String figures in the museum.
11.30am Scott & Vine - Crafting the Viewer’s Experience: Digitizing the Maya
12.00pm Visit to Live Art Event

12.30pm LUNCH

2.00pm Moore – The Material in the Immaterial: An archive of 1930’s film from Angola and Namibia, and contemporary physical and material responses
2.30pm Wade – The Unknowable Exhibition: using the archive to reconstruct the 1839 Leeds Public Exhibition of Works of Art, Science, Natural History, and Manufacturing Skill
3.00pm Powell – Curating Chances

3.30pm TEA & COFFEE

3.45pm Gadsby – The Affect of Encouraging Emotional Values in the Interpretation of Real Objects
4.15pm Woodall – Lost and Found: The Mary Grey Collection
5.00pm KEYNOTE: Emeritus Professor Susan Pearce (University of Leicester)
5.45pm CLOSE

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is there any possibility the proceedings will be podcast or otherwise made available after the event?

Curator in the US who can't attend :-(

Amy said...

Hopefully Anon - keep an eye on The Attic over the coming weeks for more details.