The permanent and official blog of the University of Leicester's School of Museum Studies PhD student conferences and special events.

22 September 2013

Exhibition Update!

If you head on over to our Exhibition site at you will find out that it's going in this week! That's right, by the end of the week we'll have the lovely artists exhibition, linked to New Walk Museum's collections and our conference theme 'Metamorphosis' installed and ready for viewing.

We've gotten a bit smart this year, and so the exhibition is in the public areas of the school and viewable to visitors. Of course, if you've already signed up to attend the conference you'll get to see it first hand. If you haven't is the time to register! The exhibition looks amazing and I, for one, can't wait to see it installed in the next few days.

11 September 2013

Important Reminder!

If you have not already registered for our amazing conference in November, sign up soon! The deadline for registration is October 25th.

We have a spectacular programme lined up! We are very delighted that Sharon Heal, Editor of the Museums Journal at the Museums Association will be our external keynote speaker at Museum Metamorphosis and will be talking about 'Curators have only interpreted the world: the point is to change it'.
Our second keynote address will be by Matthew Constantine, Collections, Learning and Interpretation Manager for Leicester Arts & Museums Service and he will be talking about current developments and changes including the ACE-funded redevelopment of the German Expressionists Gallery.

Tickets for students are just £60 and professionals are £70! This includes tea/coffee and lunch both days. We are also arranging exciting pre-conference events on November 4th and a great networking dinner on November 5th.

Sign up soon!

3 September 2013


It's two months until our conference starts and we have a great programme lined up. Fine it here.

We will also have an artists' exhibition on that ties into the conference theme of 'metamorphosis', so you have another reason to pop by the School!

Early bird registration fees ended, but the full registration price is still very reasonable. If you haven't registered yet, please do so soon! We have an option to attend a conference dinner on the first night, and it will be a great place to network with friends old and new!