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.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Newarke Houses close to re-opening

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time ago - when I was a distance-learning MA student, and I can remember that the displays were, to be frank, pretty outdated and past their best.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!

2 comments:

Ceri said...

Definitely up for a visit when possible!

Also Belgrave Hall for ghost hunting (as per our conversation at Anna's house)

Amy said...

http://whatson.leicester.gov.uk/website/ShowEvent/ShowEvent.aspx?EventID=4906

£45!!! I think not - perhaps we could organise our own ghost watch. Stake out The Guildhall (also on Most Haunted - and way scary!!).