Just popping in to introduce myself to the readers of the Attic! I'm another Jenny, and a new PhD student here at Leicester. I took the MA course last year and am thrilled to be back!
Starting a PhD here is made so much easier by the friendly community - thank you so much all.
I guess I'll tell you a little about myself and then leave you alone until I think of something proper to blog about! My research will look at Time in museums - how the elements which create a museum (architecture, objects, display etc) come together to create a temporal character within that space. I hope also to explore the museum as an embodiment of particular cultural and philosophical notions of Time, what Time is and how it is created and works.
Take care all, I look forward to blogging more soon! Thank you again for the warm welcome.
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.