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 03, 2009
Bands with Museum in the title
After Amy's Spotify playlist of songs about museums, this band caught my eye in The Guardian because they actually have museum in their name, albeit in French - Musee Mecanique. Paul Lester hails them as 'hushed and gentle, elegant and restrained' and they play multiple instruments, sometimes more than one together. It seems that they are actually named after a museum in San Francisco called, yes you've guessed it, the Musee Mecanique which has 'one of the world's largest privately owned collections of mechanically operated musical instruments and antique arcade machines' - visit their website here for more.