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.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Cultural Heritage in the East - new Twitter feed

Dear Colleagues: 

With all the wars and human tragedy in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the debt crisis in Greece, the fate of museums, collections, libraries, archaeological sites, and historic monuments is usually not reported in the Western press. 

I invite you to follow us on Twitter for up-to-date information on cultural heritage in the Middle East, N. Africa, and the Mediterranean region:   https://twitter.com/#!/SFSUMuseum

The University Museum at San Francisco State University is locating and distributing important news on museums, collections, historic structures, and archaeological sites "from Casablanca to Kabul" and everywhere in between.  We report museum and cultural news from Mali, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, islands in the Mediterranean, Italy, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and the Arabian Peninsula.

Our museum collections, school programs, and exhibits focus on Ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece, and N. Africa.

I hope you will find this service useful!  Cordially,

Dr. Linda Ellis
Senior Curator, University Museum
Professor, Museum Studies Program
San Francisco State University

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