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, February 28, 2011

CFP: ICOM Museum Education


Zagreb, Croatia,16-21 September 2011


quality criteria for museum education

Call for Abstracts: 15th April, 2011.

The aim of the conference is to discuss criteria for quality in museum education. What do we mean by "good" museum education? When it is good, does it mean that we are necessarily successful in what we do?

What do we mean by standards of museum education? How does the global crisis influence the quality of museum education? While some experience dramatic changes due to the crisis, for others the crisis is a permanent condition.

How do we adapt or fail to preserve the quality of our programs if and when a crisis is actually a permanent condition?

We are also interested in considering issues related to "good" education for museum educators / teachers. How have training programs for Museum Education evolved in recent decades?

How have these changes been reflected in the performance of education?

Do we perform "special education" in museums, or are we involved in a broader field of "cultural education"?

How can we help those who have no formal training in museum education to work as professional educators?

Are there links between the motivation of professionals and the quality of museum education?

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: If you are interested in contributing to this international and interdisciplinary conference, please fill in the form and submit it by 15th April, 2011.

Further information: please contact directly ORGANIZERS Croatian National Committee of ICOM

tel: 00385 1 4881 106

fax: 00385 1 4881 119

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