I'm fascinated by the concept of Museums at Night. It would be nice to see more museums around here taking part.
It is strange, you see, but different times, through lighting, temperature, feeling, create completely different characters for places. What is a bright and airy space by day can become haunted and strange at night. Strange stories hide in the cracks. Places become invisible. Objects become strange.
So perhaps, if you are near an event or able to get to one, you could go and see for yourself.
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.