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.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

New Issue of Museum History Journal

New from Left Coast Press, Inc.

Edited by Hugh H. Genoways and Mary Anne Andrei
January 2010
Vol. 3, No. 1

_Table of Contents_

* From the Editor

Feature Articles

* “In Fact, One Cannot See it Without Laughing”: The Spectacle of the Kangaroo in London, 1770 – 1830 -- Christopher Plumb

* American Memory on the Abolition of the Slave Trade: Is There Common Ground in American Museums? -- Phyllis K. Leffler

* Reinstalling Mrs. Ward’s Corner Cupboard: Narrative and Display in a Colonial Revival House Museum -- Sarah Anne Carter

* The Missionary Exhibit: A Frustration and a Promise for Franz Boas and the American Museum of Natural History -- Erin L. Hasinoff

Book Reviews

* Modern Nature: The Rise of the Biological Perspective in Germany, by Lynn Nyhart -- reviewed by Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis

* Cabinets for the Curious: Looking Back at Early English Museums, by Ken Arnold -- reviewed by Katy Barrett

* Collecting Sculpture in Early Modern Europe, edited by Nicholas Penny and Eike D. Schmidt -- reviewed by Jessica Boehman

* Transforming Images: New Mexican Santos In-Between Worlds, by Claire Forago and Donna Pierce, with other contributors -- reviewed by Charles Bennett

* Museum Origins: Readings in Early Museum Philosophy, edited by Hugh H. Genoways and Mary Anne Andrei -- reviewed by Carin Jacobs

TO ORDER this issue or to subscribe to the Museum History Journal, go to

Journal ISSN: 1936-9824
Issue ISBN: 978-1-59874-856-7

Individuals: $25
Museums: $89
Institutions: $159

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