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.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

New director of the MMA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a new director, and he gave an interview to the Grauniad. Interesting ideas about how to cope with the shrinking economy; are we going to see new collections-focused propaganda as a result? "Focus on collections as cultural value, don't waste public money by building knowledge in exhibitions!"
... no doubt, the conservators are happy.

1 comment:

Amy said...

I'm more disturbed that at 46 he's listening to Pendulum. Lol!