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.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Museum of the Macabre
Let not it be said that The Attic shies away from the less pleasant aspects of human existence. As evidence of such, I offer up to our readers a brief article from Times Online, describing a visit to Thailand's Museum of Forensic Medicine, complete with photographs of several of the more grisly exhibits. I suggest that readers of a nervous disposition should probably give this a miss (I wish I had!).