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, May 25, 2011

Smithsonian Institution - Symposium

The Smithsonian Institution presents Santiniketan to Smithsonian: A Tribute to Tagore, which celebrates the life and work of poet, playwright, painter, composer, educator, and humanist Rabindranath Tagore: the Renaissance man, the leading light of modern India and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1913). To commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Tagore, the Smithsonian will present a two-day symposium at the National Museum of the American Indian on May 28th and May 29th 2011 starting at 1:00 p.m.

A special highlight of the event is a live on-line streaming of the entire symposium.

We hope to create a worldwide Tagore chain. Please log on: http://museumstudies.si.edu/tagore.html

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