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.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Science and art: a leap of faith

Thanks to David Unwin for flagging up this article from Nature, which looks at controversial new methods for understanding Renaissance masterpieces through mathematics and geometry.

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v446/n7135/full/446488a.html

2 comments:

Amy said...

Hey, I'm impressed with Martin Kemp. Who'd have thought that he'd have time to become a Renaissance art historian in between being bass guitarist in Spandau Ballet and playing East End gangsters. ;)

Sorry - me being facetious(slaps wrist), but I bet he gets that ALL the time!

Bty, if you want to view the article Ceri mentions off campus, you'll need to login to Athens first.

Ceri said...

Apologies for not checking the link first, I just assume these things work :(