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.
Monday, May 07, 2007
Behind the Scenes at the British Museum
Interesting (I need to find a new adjective - I use 'interesting' all the blinking time!) article on Times Online about Neil MacGregor's vision for the British Museum, and more about the behind-the-scenes television series I mentioned earlier in the week. Have a read and let us know what you think. Personally I think he (MacGregor) makes a compelling argument for the universalist approach and there's some good stuff about the propagandist potential of exhibitions in there too, as well as some clarification with regards to the Parthenon Marbles issue. Be warned, however, there's a chunk of text missing about two thirds of the way down the page.