The following came from the Diversity-Forum mailing list
The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, Awards for All and 24 Hour Museum have joined in partnership to announce their support of the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade with the launch of the website www.abolition200.org.uk.
This will act as the cultural sector’s premier website for news of national bicentenary events and activities. The site features abolition-related events taking place in local areas and offers a searchable database of events, news stories and has a special area for teachers and schools.
Funding opportunities for groups that wish to apply for National Lottery money to help fund their commemorative events and activities are also featured.
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.