BBC NEWS England Leicestershire Revamped museum nears completion
You know, we ought to mount an Attic expedition to have a good look around when Newarke Houses re-opens. I think I went there once - a long time ago - when I was a distance-learning MA student, and I can remember that the displays were, to be frank, pretty outdated and past their best. Will be interesting to see the new improved versions.
Oh yeah, and another visitor saw a ghost during the visit. Spooky!
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.