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.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

ISKO UK event: New Technologies for Cultural Heritage - London 9th June 2010


DATE: Wednesday 9 June 2010, 13.30-19.00
VENUE: University College London, UK
FEE: £ 20 (ISKO members and students FREE)

Access to cultural heritage collections and information is a hot topic with the public and even with some politicians. Information professionals in museums, galleries and libraries, including managers of virtual collections on the Internet, now have the opportunity (as well as the obligation) to harness technology and bring our cultural assets to the people. Even more, we can actively engage the public in tagging and otherwise participating in curation!

Come to this seminar to hear about current work with texts, archives, objects and museum collections, from both a theoretical and an implementation standpoint, and to look at a variety of approaches to the material including Web 2.0 solutions.

This ISKO UK open meeting is organized in cooperation with the UCL Department for Information Studies.

To read more about the programme and to book your place go to the event page

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