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, February 27, 2014

Annual Conference 2014: Building a Creative Nation - Last Chance!

Attic readers, this might interest those in the UK:

Next week over 300 creative industry and skills leaders from across the UK will meet to discuss how to build a creative nation. There is still time to register to join employers and education institutions concerned with training and employing the next generation of talent.
Our fantastic line-up includes keynote speakers Doug Richard, author of the Richard Review and former Dragon’s Den panellist; Wayne Hemingway, eminent designer; Ed Vaizey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries; and Stella Mbubaegbu, Principal of Highbury College.
Investing in talent
They join speakers from across the creative and cultural industries who are working to consolidate our sector’s economic growth through creating jobs for young people and investing in their training. Delegates will also hear from pioneering colleges who are working with employers to provide innovative fit-for-industry approaches to training and work-based learning.

Dinner and Employer of the Year Awards
All delegates are also invited to attend the annual pre-conference dinner and Employer of the Year Awards, on 5th March. Join us at The Backstage Centre for an evening of live music, entertainment and celebration.

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