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, March 28, 2007
Continuing the recent theme, here's a recent article by Tristram Hunt (an 'Attic' favourite, I believe) bemoaning the current spate of museum closures and collection sell-offs. The link is interesting for the reader comments alone, many of which reveal contemporary ideas and misconceptions about museums and galleries - and the museums profession.