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.

Friday, May 18, 2007

International Museum Day

Well, apparently it's International Museum Day (thanks to Mayra for the information). The Attic will be celebrating with a museum crawl around Leicester (like a pub crawl, but with museums instead of beer) tomorrow, culminating in the 'Night At the Museum' event at Belgrave Hall. Keep your eyes peeled for lots of pics. ;)

'Though not strictly in celebration of Museums and Galleries Month 2007, next week is Research Week here at the Department of Museum Studies, where we all get together (well, most of us at least), present papers, have lots of discussions and eat masses of food in each others' company. We have lots of bloggers (including some new contributors) lined up to record each session as it happens. Hope you'll join us, if not in person, then virtually via the blog.

Happy Museum Day! (from someone who is absolutely SICK of museums at this precise moment ;))

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