Our regular readers will remember Ceri and I getting our knickers in a twist about the proposed cuts to the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow. The campaign to save the museum and its 'sister' institution Vestry House, is still very much alive, and a Facebook group has recently been set up for the social networking site's users to register their support. If you're already a Facebook account holder, search for 'Save the William Morris Gallery'. All are welcome to join. (With thanks to the official campaign website.)
Which reminds me, The Attic has its very own Facebook group! Regular readers - who are also students of museology, or allied subjects - are invited to join. I have this halcyon vision of it becoming a locus of furious, but good-natured, museological debate and equally vociferous networking! Again, if you would like to join, search for 'The Attic' and click the 'Join this group' button.
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.