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.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Museum Next Call for Papers

Now in its fifth year MuseumNext looks to bring together the leading themes, trends and related best practice from the digital side of museums, with the aim of providing a clear insight into how technology and media are shaping our institutions and the world around us.

This year MuseumNext will focus on 'What's Next' and will use this call for papers to create a programme that is structured around eight key themes. These will be directed by the proposals submitted from our community to highlight the direction in which museums and technology are heading.

We will look favourably at proposals that push the boundaries, turn convention on its head and use technology for a positive impact.

In keeping with the open and participatory philosophy of MuseumNext we invite those in our community who would like to share a presentation in Amsterdam to make proposals for fifteen-minute presentations.

All presentations should deliver thought provoking insight, showcase innovative ideas or projects, revealing 'how to' or even sharing stories of when things have gone wrong. At the end of each session we want delegates to be able to take away knowledge that they can apply to their own work.

Proposals should, in no more than 300 words, outline your presentation, including:

- The title
- Name or names of those presenting
- Organisation
- Key themes which your presentation relates to
- An overview of your presentation
- Relevant links
- What you expect delegates to learn from your session.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 1st 2012.

An international peer panel will consider all proposals and we shall inform all those, successful or otherwise of the decision by December 15th 2012. The decision of the panel is final.

Your 300 word proposal should be emailed along with the names and contact details of those who will make the presentation to proposals (at) museumnext.org no later than November 1st 2012.


Important information for those submitting proposals:

One complimentary ticket shall be provided per selected presentation. Any additional speakers must purchase a MuseumNext ticket. Unfortunately we are not able to compensate for travel and accommodation.

All presentations will be filmed and shared on our members only website, and highlights will be made available publically.

Presentations may not be used as promotional opportunities for commercial organisations, products or software. Promotional opportunities will be available through sponsorship packages.

All papers and presentations must be in English.



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