The newly renovated Neues Museum in Berlin opens this Friday. Beyond the usual issues of architectural restoration or renovation, lie a museum and a city with a distinctively political history. What is to be done in such a situation - and who are the primary stakeholders? The museum being restored? The government? The people of the surrounding area?
The Neues Museum Website
The Project on David Chipperfield Architects
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.