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 28, 2007
New(ish) Blog: Adventures in Collections Management
I've been meaning to blog about this for ages, and only just got around to it (having a 'catch-up' Sunday!). As part of her new job, Lynn of Im in Ur Museum Blogz, has recently started a new blog, Adventures in Collections Management. Essentially, it does what it says on the tin. She records the aspects of collection management she is working on and related issues as they arise, but what I particularly like is her weekly Whatzit feature. Check it out and see if you can work out what the mystery object is!