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.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Podcast #1: Cold War Modern (15/11)

Ever keen to extend the Attic's sphere of influence (!), last weekend's museum crawlers made a tentative foray into podcasting. In the salubrious surroundings of Costa Coffee on Old Brompton Road, Jen, Ceri, Aluah, Pippa, Serena and I recorded our discussion of the V&A exhibition, Cold War Modern, over caffeine and cheese.

And - ta da - I am delighted to bring you the results achieved on a wing and a prayer with, I might add, only a basic digital recorder. Thus the sound quality isn't great but, hopefully, it is still possible to follow the conversation. We'd be delighted to receive your comments!
Click the following link to listen: PODCAST #1: Cold War Modern (15/11/08) (27 mins)

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