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, March 08, 2010

CFP: Museum Computer Network

The Museum Computer Network 2010 Conference Program Committee is
delighted to announce the call for proposals for MCN's upcoming
conference in Austin, Texas, Oct 27-30, 2010. We'll be accepting
proposals from April 5 - May 3, so start sharpening up your ideas!

This year's innovative program will include not just a great line-up of
papers and panels on the theme of I/O: The Museum Inside-Out/Outside-In
[link to http://mcn2010.pbworks.com/Conference-Sessions] but also a
"slow un-conference" - Seizing the Tiger by the Longtail [link to:
http://mcn2010.pbworks.com/Slow+Un-conference].

If the topic or problem you most urgently need to discuss with your
peers and experts in the field is not covered by the scheduled papers
and sessions, then propose an un-conference session and MCN will help
bring together the conference's brightest and most experienced minds for
your un-conference session.

Check out the conference planning wiki for more details:
http://mcn2010.pbworks.com

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