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.

Saturday, February 06, 2010


Museums for Social Harmony
7 to 12 November 2010
Shanghai, China

Contact name: Annette B. Fromm

The theme for ICOM 2010 is Museums for Social Harmony - different approaches to the concept of harmony and invites to examinations of how museums can contribute to processes that are important for the development of societies

Organized by: International Committee of Museums of Ethnography
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 31 April 2010

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