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.

Friday, March 16, 2012

CFP: Journal of Museum and Culture

The Journal of Museum and Culture (published by the Chinese Museums Association) invites papers on the broad theme of 'museum boundaries'. This topic might be approached from a wide range of perspectives including but not confined to the following:

"1. Spatial: How a museum architecture or its spatial structure dialogues with its environments.

2. Categorical: The diversity of museums' types, the tendency towards digitization, virtual environment, the blurred boundary between library and museum, etc.

3. Interdisciplinary: The shifting ways of looking at the museums and their collections, such as it has happened at the anthropology museum.

4. Intertextual: how the museum and its exhibitions are situated in a textual space."

If you are interested, please email Professor Wan-Chen Chang, Graduate School of Art Management & Culture Policy, National Taiwan University or Arts.

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