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.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Historic Images of Leicester

Some fascinating vintage photographs of Leicester from the English Heritage archive are available to view here. The 1930s shots of Lewis' Department Store are particular favourites of mine.

1 comment:

Ceri said...

I feel so bereft of a Leicester I never knew when I saw those pictures - Lewis's in particular was a damn fine building and a travesty is in its place. I know we have to have progress and all but there are some things worth keeping and elegant 30s department stores are one of them - such a shame only the tower is left no wonder it looks so weirdly disconnected today.