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.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Museological Review, Issue 14

The latest issue of Museological Review is now online at




Claire Blakey: A cultural homecoming? Restitution demands from the Italian Ministry of Culture to two American museums.


Jennifer Jankauskas: Deaccessioning and American art museums


Dietrich Heißenbüttel: Beyond Restitution: Lasting Effects of Devaluation and Re-Evaluation of German Art in the 1930s and 1940s



Book Reviews:


Sherry Turkle (Ed), Evocative Objects: Things We Think With, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England, 2007, ISBN-13: 978-0-262-20168-1

Ceri Jones


Amy Lonetree and Amanda J. Cobb (eds.), The National Museum of the American Indian: Critical Conversations, Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2008

Jennifer Jankauskas


Daniel Miller, The Comfort of Things, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780745644035

Amy Jane Barnes



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