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.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

CFP: Uni Museums

University Heritage: Present and Future
Museum Gustavianum
University of Uppsala, Sweden, 17-20 June 2010


The European Academic Heritage Network UNIVERSEUM would like to announce its
11th annual meeting. UNIVERSEUM invites submissions of papers devoted to
academic heritage in its broadest sense, tangible and intangible, namely the
preservation, study, access and promotion of university collections,
museums, archives, libraries, and buildings of historical and scientific
Graduate students are especially encouraged to attend.
The main theme of the conference is 'University Heritage: Present and
Future', however papers on other topics are welcomed too.

'University Heritage: Present and Future'
Academic heritage institutions' traditional roles are collecting,
preservation, research and teaching. Increasingly, they are expected to
develop public programs and exhibitions as well as to assume a stronger role
in marketing their university's identity. These roles can pose considerable
challenges. How can we position ourselves within the growing constraints of
generating external funding, creating new audiences and keeping our
institutions' identity?

Presentations are limited to 20 minutes, including 5 minutes for discussion.
Please send proposals of no more than 200 words (use the abstract template)
to the email address below before 15 March 2010.
Include a short biography highlighting main research interests (no more than
50 words).
Language: English
Proposals will be reviewed by Universeum 2010 Programme Committee.

Email for proposals & info:

More info, abstract template and preliminary programme:


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