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 18, 2008

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big gold star! By Larsz


If you ever doubted that Leicester was THE PLACE TO BE for museum studies, then think again! The latest Research Assessment Exercise (the outcomes of which have been published today) reveal that not only is the Department of Museum Studies Undertaking WORLD CLASS research, but it has, to cut a long story short, received the HIGHEST rating in ANY discipline in ANY institution in the WHOLE country!!!!! Basically,


Congratulations to everyone involved!

For more info see here, here and here (with comments from Richard).


Christa Lohman said...

Whoo-hoo! Go Leicester:)

Ilja Nieuwland said...

Congrats!!! Having just returned from 'Material Worlds', it feels good to know that I've just visited the best ;-)

Anna said...

It is really fantastic!

Lynn Bethke said...


J said...

People in the department were literally giddy with happiness this morning before I left. Great kudos and well-deserved, too!