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.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Museum Education Newsletter

Want to share your museum education-related research, evaluation and
resources with interested others around the world?

List your ongoing research and evaluation in MUSEUM EDUCATION MONITOR (MEM),
my monthly e-newsletter. I welcome listings by workers at all sites of
informal learning (museums, galleries, historic sites, science centres,
parks, etc.), consultants, faculty, and students at all levels of study. To
assist these research efforts, I continue to offer a free introductory
one-year subscription to any student in a museum education-related course or
program. Visit for details.

(I've also instituted a complimentary one-year subscription for any museum
educator who is currently unwaged. Contact me at for

To share your ongoing research and evaluation, just send an e-mail to that includes:
- name of project
- research or evaluation question(s) [no more than 50 words, please]
- how the data will be presented
- principal researcher(s)/ evaluator(s)
- site(s) where research is being conducted
- time span
- contact information
- key words/labels to describe the project [no more than 4 or 5, please].

To review recent research listings, read the MEM blog, "FORUM: Research and
Resources in Museum Education" at

All listings are free of charge and displayed in their language of origin.
Deadline for the April MEM is Friday April 16.

FYI, listings for February 2010 MEM included:
- Evaluatie Museonlessen (Evaluation of Museon lessons) (NL)
- Museum Resource Materials Preference of School Teachers in the Philippines
- The Establishment Of Natural History Museums In The American West And
Their Role In The Communication And Interpretation Of Ideas Of Identity,
Natural History, And Culture Through The Use Of Visual Imagery 1880-1920
- Children's Museums: Attitudes toward and responses to social justice
issues (USA)
- Living history from consumer to co-creator (DK)
- Sensing Art: Creating Lasting, Lively, Learning Experiences for Adults
A complimentary copy of this February issue is available upon request.

Please get in touch for more information about this call or to discuss your
research. I look forward to hearing from you!

M. Christine Castle, Editor, Museum Education Monitor
Whitby, Ontario, Canada

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