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, March 07, 2011

Museological Review Special Issue now online

Museological Review Issue 15, 2011 is now online at

Professor Susan Pearce Foreword: Materiality and Intangibility: Contested Zones

Jenniefer Gadsby The Effect of Encouraging Emotional Value in Museum Experiences

Magnus Gestsson and Serena Iervolino Interpreting Art in the Public Sphere: the Ways Display Locations and Strategies Affect the Meaning of an Artwork

Helen Saunderson Intangible Material: Interventionist Art Works

Mary Lester, Joanna Marchant, Ellie Miles and Kathrin Pieren ‘My London’: Exploring Identities Through Audience Participation and Critical Consumption

Robyn McKenzie From the Contested Zone: String Figures in the Museum

Tânia da Fonte Geo-archaeological Research: from 'Drawing a Triangle' to Three Dimensions

Catherine Moore The Material in the Immaterial – The Powell-Cotton Oukwanyama Film Archive and some Contemporary Material Responses among the Community it Depicts

Rebecca Wade The Boundaries of Knowability: Using the Archive to Reconstruct the 1839 Leeds Public Exhibition

J2 'In the Fold' Imagining Words and Image

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