'Museum Utopias: Navigating the Imaginary, Ideal and Possible Museum' is the forthcoming interdisciplinary postgraduate symposium organised by the PhD community at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester.
The deadline for our four Travel Bursaries (worth £200 each) has been extended till 31 January 2012! If you are a full-time PhD student not in receipt of sufficient funding from your department, University or external body to attend the symposium, then you are eligible to apply. Bursaries may be used to pay for reasonable travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses. For full details, and an application form, click here.
Museum Utopias is open to PhD students, early career researchers and museum professionals. Look out for our full provisional programme coming soon!
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.