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.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

An Attic Advent: Day 4

Today's object is a wonderful example of mid-century festive kitsch.

Pink Evergleam Aluminum Christmas Tree
Six-foot Evergleam Christmas tree with 94 branches made by the Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, c. 1966
Wisconsin Historical Society


1 comment:

Mike Simpson said...

I love the team photo with That One Guy wearing a check (plaid) jacket. I bet all other Willy Lomans in that photo absolutely hated him for being hip.