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, February 24, 2008

Poems inspired by the Terracotta Army

Don't worry! I'm not going to inflict any more of my shockingly bad poetry on you all. Instead, I want to point your attention towards a really interesting programme I've just listened to on Radio 4. It looks at the poems of the Canadian poet Garry Geddes inspired by his visit to Xi'an in the early 80s, and includes input from Jane Portal, the Curator of the current British Museum exhibition The First Emperor. You can listen again (and read some of Garry's poems) here.

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