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, January 29, 2009

The Museum of Unnatural History



I'm really not sure how I feel about this. What do you think?

Background to the project/exhibition and more info here and here.

3 comments:

J said...

It's like a friendlier, fuzzier version of Damien Hirst! With added commentary on museums, natural history, femininity and craft. Except not so original because he did it first.

Ceri said...

I feel it is utterly pointless - that is my first thought. But that is being a bit po-faced about it. I'm not that keen on stuffed animals but I don't think this is saying any useful about the practice of doing it or the practice of crochet.

Amy said...

Yeah, waste of perfectly good yarn (that's the knitter in me speaking)!