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.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Knowing Our Past, Shaping Our Future: What’s Next for Visitor Studies?

As the VSA conference celebrates its 25th anniversary, weinvite you to join us in reflecting on our past, celebrating our achievements,and envisioning how our current work can transform the future of culturalinstitutions and their communities. Visitor Studies has grown from a passionategroup of research-practitioners to a burgeoning field that includes culturalleaders, designers, funders, and policy-makers. In this milestone year, VSAwill discuss how visitor studies can help shape and support the role of museumswithin our increasingly diverse and complex societies.

The 2012 conference will offer a dynamic environment to engage with thosewho created VSA’s past and contribute to charting VSA’s future. Keynotespeakers include Dan Spock from the Minnesota Historical Society and AlisonKadlec from Public Agenda. Evening events will take us to a variety of North Carolina’s best cultural institutions.

Register now and learn more!

Early bird registration closes on May 18, so don’t delay!

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