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, July 06, 2011

Museums Collections at Risk - an ICRROM Call for Help

I recently found this questionnaire, from ICRROM and RE-ORG, and perhaps some of you who do work in collections management would be able to help them and fill it in - you could get a year's subscription to UNESCO's Museum International magazine...but it's just nice to help!

From the Survey Website

Museum collections are at serious risk!

An estimated 60% of the world's collections in storage are inaccessible and deteriorating rapidly

If you work in a museum, take 10 minutes to answer this survey for the chance to win a one-year subscription to UNESCO's MUSEUM International magazine.

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