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, February 08, 2010

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Museums Australia 2010 National Conference 28 Sep-2 Oct 2010 at The University of Melbourne

On behalf of the Program Committee of the 14th annual Museums Australia National Conference, we invite you to submit an abstract in response to our call for papers. The Conference will offer a range of plenary and concurrent sessions, presentations, break-outs and panel forums relating to the theme Interesting Times: New Roles for Collections. Topics cover a wide range of discussion from Collections in communities, cultural diplomacy, collections and commerce, creativity, language and collections in peril.

Abstracts may be no more than 250 words and may optionally be peer-reviewed. The Call for Abstracts will close Monday 1 March 2010. For more information and details of suggested sub-themes, go to:

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