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.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
The Terracotta Army leaves China for its assault on London!
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm dead excited at the prospect of seeing the Terracotta Army in London. The British Museum's new exhibition 'China's First Emperor: The Terracotta Army' opens on September 13th and will be the first time such a large number of the warriors (twenty, to be precise) have been loaned to a museum outside China. The Times is helping to build the hype with an enlightening little article describing the packing and shipping of exhibits for the exhibition.