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, June 02, 2010

Tate Britain Symposium: Interpretation, Theory & the Encounter

Interpretation, Theory & the Encounter
Friday 9 July 2010, 10.00–18.00
As interpretation becomes an increasingly conflicted site of meaning and representation within curatorial and museological practice this conference brings together key international speakers to consider the theoretical and philosophical issues which frame textual interpretation. Speakers include Tony Bennett, Donald Preziosi, Griselda Pollock, and James Elkins.

Tate Britain Clore Auditorium
£40 (£25 concessions), booking recommended
For tickets book online
or call 020 7887 8888.

10.00 Welcome - Victoria Walsh

10.10 Introduction - Sylvia Lahav

10.20 Paper 1: Donald Preziosi

11.30 Break

12.00 Paper 2: Griselda Pollock

13.10 Lunch

14.00 Paper 3: James Elkins

15.10 Paper 4: Tony Bennett

16.20 Tea

16.45 Panel Discussion: Preziosi, Bennett, Pollock, Elkins

Chair: Adrian Rifkin

18.00 End

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