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, June 20, 2012

Last Minute Contribution Call

"I am looking for one more contributor for a special issue of the Journal of
Museum Studies -- which I am guest-editing -- due out July 2013. One of the
contributors has had to drop out at a late date. The issue is focused on
museum education and social concerns with an emphasis on authentic and
creative partnerships between/among museum educators and community
orgs/ngos etc. Authors at this point are from both the US and Canada.
Contributors are welcome from any country.

The topic for which I am seeking an essay is for the essay is "Effective
from a Distance?"

"This topic examines the possibilities and challenges for museums hoping to
educate visitors about social issues/concerns that are most pressing in
another city, country, region etc. How do these programs develop? What is
the role of/need for experts and residents from that ‘other place’ in
developing educational plans? What are the limitations and possibilities
for this approach?"

These "essays" are intended to be more akin to "think pieces". Drafts will
be due to me by September 1. If interested please send a CV and abstract.

Questions welcome by email.
Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, educlosorsello@salemstate.edu"

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