Monday, 7 March 2011

Museological Review Materiality Intangibility Special Conference Issue Online!

Museological Review Issue 15, 2011 is now online at

Professor Susan Pearce Foreword: Materiality and Intangibility: Contested Zones

Jenniefer Gadsby The Effect of Encouraging Emotional Value in Museum Experiences

Magnus Gestsson and Serena Iervolino Interpreting Art in the Public Sphere: the Ways Display Locations and Strategies Affect the Meaning of an Artwork

Helen Saunderson Intangible Material: Interventionist Art Works

Mary Lester, Joanna Marchant, Ellie Miles and Kathrin Pieren ‘My London’: Exploring Identities Through Audience Participation and Critical Consumption

Robyn McKenzie From the Contested Zone: String Figures in the Museum

Tânia da Fonte Geo-archaeological Research: from 'Drawing a Triangle' to Three Dimensions

Catherine Moore The Material in the Immaterial – The Powell-Cotton Oukwanyama Film Archive and some Contemporary Material Responses among the Community it Depicts

Rebecca Wade The Boundaries of Knowability: Using the Archive to Reconstruct the 1839 Leeds Public Exhibition

J2 'In the Fold' Imagining Words and Image

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


Following on from the Symposium, we have put together some resources for organising and holding an event for PhD students. They have been based on our experiences of planning and organising the Symposium and Live Art Event, and we have been (brutally) honest about the process we went through, where we encountered challenges and what we would repeat again if we had the chance to go back in time and learn from our successes and mistakes!

You can locate these resources from the (aptly titled) 'Resources' menu on the side-bar to the right or alternatively click on this link.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Images from Day 2 (3)

Specifically Helen's 'yarn-bombing' of the Open Museum displays. Does the material become intangible, when we can't see it?

Prize draw winners

Owain Rhys
Rebecca Wade
Anne Putri Yusiani
Jung-Hua Liu
Mari Elliott

- each won a selection of books donated by teaching staff within the School of Museum Studies, plus a £5 voucher to be redeemed on purchases made from the University of Leicester bookshop.

Congratulations all!