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, May 05, 2010

Shout-Out: MMA, doing it right

Just wanted to give props to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for being awesome in the age of digital access. They are hosting a two-day symposium in cooperation with the Brooklyn Museum in May, and as I won't be able to physically make it, I emailed to ask about whether the proceedings will be available online. Sure enough, they will be! As you all know, conferences tend to be ephemeral, and if you didn't attend (or even if you did, but missed a session), there is no way of getting that content unless it is recorded and made available - so, thanks to the MMA for doing this.

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