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, May 24, 2010

Proceedings of ALHFAM Conferences

Each year the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) publishes the proceedings of its annual meeting. These annual volumes include articles on a range of topics having to do with living history, agriculture, interpretation, historic sites and many more. An index of the contents of all past Proceedings (through the 2008 Proceedings) can be found on the ALHFAM website:,102,179

Copies of the 2009 Proceedings can be purchased online at
Member price is $15.00 US; non-member price is $20.00 US

Copies of previous Proceedings can be ordered here:,102,287

All ALHFAM members at the Supporting Level and above receive a copy of the Proceedings as a benefit of membership, as do all contributors.

The 2010 Annual Conference & Meeting will take place June 20-24, headquartered in Worcester, MA, and hosted by Old Sturbridge Village. There is still time to register for the meeting; details are at

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