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, February 12, 2013

MEG and AGM Conference, Brighton

Brave New Worlds - Transforming Museum Ethnography through Technology
MEG Annual Conference and AGM, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
in partnership with the University of Brighton
15 – 16 April 2013
Museums exist in a digital era where communication is instant and global. How are new technologies being harnessed to develop and disseminate knowledge about ethnographic museum collections? To what extent does technology facilitate ‘global’ dialogues? To what extent does it limit them? Is the growth of new technologies enabling wider ownership of knowledge or creating new knowledge elites? What impact is social media having upon how collections knowledge can be generated and shared? Is technology creating new cultural objects and, if so, how can these be collected or recorded?
Speakers include representatives from the BritishMuseum, the HornimanMuseum, the Tropenmuseum, the Museum of Archaeologyand Anthropology, University of Cambridge and the PittRivers Museum,University of Oxford. The conference programme is available here: http://www.museumethnographersgroup.org.uk/images/stories/meg_conf_2013_draft.pdf
A conference dinner will be held on Monday 15 April at The Chilli Pickle, 17 Jubilee Street, Brighton.

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