Gorbachev calls for purge museum
The former Soviet leader has signed a petition calling for the development of a museum in memorial of the victims of Stalinist purges.
UK University lectures on iTunes
UCL, Trinity College Dublin and the Open University are the first European Universities to upload lectures to 'iTunes U'.
The Great Barrier Reef rendered in crochet
The Times reports on a collaborative project to recreate the Great Barrier Reef using hyperbolic crochet, on show at the Royal Festival Hall from 11th June.
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.