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, March 20, 2014

Last Chance!

Collections, collaboration & communities
The 2014 annual conference of the Museum Ethnographers Group
Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 April 2014University of Aberdeen

Network with international peers and get inspired at the 2014 annual conference of the Museum Ethnographers Group.

Museums now embrace opportunities to work with a range of communities and to develop a variety of partnerships. Recent research has also re-conceptualised the relationships between objects and between objects and people. This conference will explore how museum collections can inspire and benefit from a range of collaborations, and the opportunities brought by different disciplinary perspectives.

Panel discussions will explore issues around Collections and source communities; Museums as collaborating communities and Participative re-interpretation of collections.

For more information and booking, and to see the conference programme:http://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/meg2014/

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