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 24, 2007
The return of Friday Catblogging (sort of!)
To counteract the number of dead tigers that have been appearing on The Attic recently, we have adopted a real live one (see the left-hand sidebar). In case you were wondering, his name is a museum crawler in-joke. Click on 'more' to feed him a bit of steak, if you feel like throwing off the shackles of academia and getting in touch with your inner child for a couple of minutes.