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, October 19, 2009

Museum in a Day

Dan Zambonini and Mike Ellis have challenged themselves to build a museum website in a day. That day is the 2nd November. Check out the blog and twitter if you're interested!

I was walking around Leicester today and I realised what a city of contradiction it is. Such great beauty, greenery and grandeur, then turn widdershins and there is poverty, homelessness and degradation. It is a city of faded glory, a former lordship and stronghold. Somewhere within it lie the bones of a villified king fallen in battle, the forgotten remains of a great Roman bath house, all hidden below the modern city. Leicester is, in so many ways, a bricolage assemblage of every era of history.

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