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.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

2nd annual Virtual Conference

Upcoming: 2nd annual Virtual Conference ( from AAM - occurring May 23–24.

Produced in collaboration with LearningTimes, the Virtual Conference 2011 is a two-day online conference of ten online sessions like:

Forging Ahead: The Role of Museum Education in Developing 21st Century Learners (Monday, May 23)
Explore how institutions are addressing changing demographics, technology and globalization, and fulfilling crucial new needs that require adaptation so we can serve our varied audiences and become vital educational leaders.

Content-Heavy Exhibitions: A Collaborative Approach to Balancing the Need to Inform and Visitor’s Capacity to Absorb Information (Tuesday, May 24)
Working together, curators and educators must balance conceptual complexity with audience knowledge, interest and capacity to quickly make sense of new knowledge. Discuss creatively balancing curatorial responsibility and the leisure-learners, interest in visual pleasure.

Each of these sessions will last 75 minutes and will feature live Web-based audio, visuals and real-life demonstrations of best practices at work.

Be sure to take advantage of the online conference community that is the hub for the event. Access to fellow participants and great content begin before the conference commences with member introduction areas and topic-based discussion areas.

Registration Rates

AAM Members: $119
Non-members: $199

(for up to 10 unique logins for you and your staff)
AAM Members: $219
Non-members: $299

Register now:

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