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 20, 2010

Museums in Haiti

Of course it pales into insignificance when compared with the terrible human cost of the recent earthquake in Haiti, but some of us might be interested to hear of the fate of Haiti's museums and cultural institutions.

According to a message forwarded to the Museum-L listserv:

ICOM, together with its partner organisations of the International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICA, ICOMOS, IFLA, CCAAA) is working on the retrieval of information about the damages occurred at the cultural heritage in Haiti.

For more information see the Blue Shield website or follow the organisation's activities in Haiti on Facebook or Twitter.

ICOM's Disaster Relief for Museums Task Force is compiling a report that will be soon available online.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Thanks Amy - it's important to get this message out there too.