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

31 January 2012

Provisional Programme Now Available!

To help entice you even further to register and attend, we have published the provisional programme for Museum Utopias (subject to change) on our website.

30 January 2012

New Competition!

We know how much you want to attend Museum Utopias in March. Perhaps you haven't yet registered because the economic downturn has hit your wallet pretty hard. In that case, we have good news for you! In our new competition, we will be giving away another fee waiver to attend the conference! (First- and second-runner up prizes are pretty fabulous too.) All you have to do is send us an image of the overt use of 'Utopia' in say, exhibitions, architecture, advertising and/or popular culture, to show how the Utopian imagination is very much alive, and not just in museums. We will then choose the winners and like magic, you can attend our fabulous conference thanks to the generosity of our corporate sponsor, Hanwell Instruments Ltd! Send in your photos to us via email (msphdconf at gmail dot com) with the subject line "photo contest," via Twitter @msphdconf #mutopia2012, or post it on our Facebook wall. Results will be announced at the end of February. Good luck!

(image: Utopia Yarn Book, circa 1904, via Iva Rose Vintage Reproductions.)

23 January 2012

Deadline for Travel Bursaries Extended!

The deadline for our four Travel Bursaries (worth £200 each) has been extended till 31 January 2012! Follow the link for details, and look out for our full provisional programme coming soon!

16 January 2012

Deadline for Museum Utopias Travel Bursaries Expires Today!

Today is the last day to take advantage of our £200 Travel Bursaries. Don't forget you can send these to us by email as well as post!