The Times has an interesting article about how museums are hyping up their 'special' exhibitions too much and it is becoming meaningless.
In the context of other leisure activities... are we are so used to having everything marketed to us as 'spectacle' that there is the danger that museums will otherwise be ignored if they do not push what they offer?
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.