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.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Apologies for the use of CAPS. I wanted to make sure that I grabbed everyone's attention!

The Attic is looking for contributions from Leicester PhDs and guest bloggers equally. So, if you're a student of museology, former student or museum professional, wherever you happen to be in the world, and have something to say, we'd be delighted to hear from you. Some ideas ('though not an exhaustive list):
  • exhibition reviews
  • book reviews
  • opinion pieces
  • humour

We're particularly interested in making the Attic multimedia: Perhaps there is an innovative way you could present your contribution:

  • poetry
  • music
  • visual art

- for example.

Regular contributions, or one-off posts are welcome.

Email us to express an interest. Thanks :)

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