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.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Exhibition Recommendation

Hello everyone, I just wanted to write a quick post to tell you about an exhibition I saw last week. If you are in London in the next month and have a spare half an hour to kill I can really recommend going to the 'Front Page' exhibition at the British Library, (On until October 8th). The theme of the exhibition is British newspapers from the last 100 years, it definitely makes you think about the power that the media has in constructing 'history'. You can also take away with you free copies of historic newspapers from the early 20th century and you don't have to pay to get in!

http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/features/frontpage/visit.html

1 comment:

Attic said...

Thanks Anna - I can definitely recommend this exhibition too. Went a couple of weeks ago. Fascinating to read the old newspapers - found myself concentrating on the smaller, incidental news, rather than the big headlines! The permanent exhibition of some of the British Library's treasures is worth a visit too. If I hadn't been I wouldn't be able to let you all know that Paul McCartney's handwriting is lovely, while John Lennon's was indescribably dreadful! ;)