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, November 23, 2006


Okay, so the usual 'stuff' of this blog (conference alerts, CFPs etc) are a bit thin on the ground at the moment, so here's a quick round-up of some museum related news items and articles that have caught my eye recently.

First up, the British Museum's new advertising campaign.

Next, an exhibition at the Kremlin that includes, amongst assorted 'stuff' presented to Soviet leaders, some innovative portraits of Lenin using unlikely media.

Finally, Bury Council flogging a Lowry and in the process upsetting, amongst others, the Museums Association (though this article doesn't cover that angle). I heard the leader of the Council, I think, on the radio the other day complaining about the Museums Associations' 'southern' attitude and implying that, 'up north', people have no time (both literally and figuratively) for art. :S

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