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, December 10, 2008

An Attic Advent: Day 10

I want one of these!

Working model (scale 1:2) of a machine for making candles (c.1888)
Price's Patent Candle Company Ltd, Battersea, London.
Science Museum

1 comment:

Mike Simpson said...

I'm trying to work out how a half-scale, working model of a candle-making machine isn't - when it comes right down to it - actually just a machine for making small candles...