Museum studies student day
Thursday 24 February 2011, 11.00–15.30
British Museum staff give a behind-the-scenes insight into the running and organisation of an internationally celebrated museum. Education, curatorial and collections management staff discuss museum theory and practice, particularly in relation to the special exhibition Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. Students wishing to broaden their knowledge of museums and the culture and heritage sector are welcome.
Tickets available through the Box Office
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.