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.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Applicant, by Jesse Reklaw



'Applicant' by Jesse Reklaw:

“One night while rooting through the recycling bin for magazines, I found all the confidential Ph.D. applicant files for the biology department at an Ivy League university from the years 1965-1975. Stapled to many of the yellowed documents were photographs of the prospective students. They were treasures! I tore through the folders and rescued every portrait I could find. I had to have them. Only later did I realize I had to publish them”.



2 comments:

J said...

LOL, the guy on the top left looks kind of like Colin Firth.

I wonder where these people are now?

Amy said...

Yeah, I kind of worry that they might innocently pick up the book in Borders and be confronted by their mugshot and some horrible judgement based on their appearance.

But then again, it is amusing. ;)