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.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Some interesting tidbits to ponder

Here's a few links to some recent museum and gallery-related articles of note (well, perhaps not 'of note'; 'piqued my interest' would perhaps be more accurate) from 24 Hour Museum. First up, the Horniman Museum's missing polar bear, closely followed by a new take on those so-called peoples' exhibitions so beloved of museums in the late 90s, with a supermarket/gallery link-up bringing up the rear.

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