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.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Collections at the University of Leicester

Two recent online reports about the diverse collections of the University of Leicester.

Framework for success: Why Leicester university is investing in modern art (Telegraph)

T-Rex cast moves into Geology Department at University of Leicester (24 Hour Museum)

(Please excuse the brevity of this post - I've got a h*ll of a lot of do today. Some of it party-themed, some of it thesis-related - argh!)

1 comment:

Alexis said...

I can't remember where (I think it was maybe a boardroom or Deans' meeting room) is an amazing collection of Bryan Organ portraits. I'd forgotten all about it until this post.