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, December 10, 2009

An Attic Advent: 10th December

Miners in a Pub mounted print (Amgueddfa Cymru Shop)
Price: £5.99

A single mounted print showing a group of colliery men enjoying a drink in Cwm Bach, Aberdare, about 1940. One of three prints depicting life during the heyday of the Welsh coal industry.


1 comment:

Jenny said...

I always find these pictures very poignant. I think that they're not given the attention they deserve in terms of museum shops. They're thought twee, perhaps. Or something the young hipsters don't want to buy. Sad.