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.

Friday, February 09, 2007


Here's an interesting thing which I found via the Material World blog. The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge have just launched their new collections database called BLOBJECTS.

From the website:

BLOBGECTS is an innovative access system to the collections of the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. BLOBGECTS is based on a weblog where the blog entries are objects in the Museum's collections. This allows the visitor to search, comment, link via tags or RSS to any object or any search.

You can search for objects, photographs and documents - and it looks like the museum has also provided archive material on its own development via the database as well.

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