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.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The BBC and British Museum announce ‘A History of the World’ - a unique and unprecedented partnership focusing on world history for 2010

This interested me, and I wondered - how would you tell your history in your objects?


J said...

Is it just me, or does the BM's doing this on the radio defeat the purpose? Never mind not being able to touch the objects, we can't even see them! Where's the materiality in that? What would be the fundamental difference between this and just letting all these famous people make up stories about made-up objects? There is no necessity for the museum here.

Jenny said...

I guess it advertises the museum. Not that it really needs it. But perhaps it is a way to make the museum more accessible, if you like. If people feel like people they know of relate to things in that museum, they might be more likely to go?