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

Two upcoming conferences

The Afterlives of Monuments
29 to 30 April 2010
London, United Kingdom
Organized by: University of the Arts London
How have monuments been reinvented and transformed? How do they survive and why do they disappear? This two day conference explores the afterlives of monuments in the aftermaths of empires.

Visual Culture and National Identity. A Symposium
10 to 11 June 2010
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Organized by: University of Amsterdam/Van Gogh Museum
This symposium and the accompanying research workshops explore the performative and imaginary construction of national identities in relation to visual culture, art history and the visual arts.

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