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, August 10, 2007
Museums and Big Brother
Y'know, every year I say 'I'm not going to watch Big Brother this year' and usually about three or four weeks in I succumb. But not this year. I haven't seen any of it. It's only now, with three weeks (??) to go, I discover there are two, yes TWO, museum people in the house this year. Both contestants - Gerry and Jonty - are still yet to be evicted, and both apparently have interesting 'private' lives. Who'd have thought museums would be such hotbeds of...err...permissiveness. What might this do for the popular image of museologists?!!!