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

Publication: Museum History Journal Vol. 2 (2009), No. 2

Museum History Journal
Edited by Hugh H. Genoways and Mary Anne Andrei
July 2009
Vol. 2, N. 2


*Table of Contents*

From the Editors


Our Works of Ancient Times: History, Colonization, and Agency at the 1906-7 New Zealand International Exhibition - Conal McCarthy

The Public's Signatures: Visitors' Books in Nineteenth-Century Museums -
Liesbet Nys

Taking Pictures: Looting, Preservation, and Photography During World War II
- Catherine Roach

Universities, Museums, and Civic Formation: A Case Study of the University of Toronto Museum of Natural Science, 1840-1890 - Lynne Teather


El Desierto en una Vitrina: Museos e historia natural en la Argentina, 1810-1890, by Irina Podgorny and Maria Margaret Lopes - reviewed by Kristy Wilson Bowers and Don E. Wilson

Lost in the Museum: Buried Treasures and the Stories They Tell, by Nancy Moses - reviewed by Henry Nicholls

Curiosity and Enlightenment: Collectors and Collections from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century by Arthur MacGregor - reviewed by Valentina Pugliano


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