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.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Student Event: Collection Conversations

From the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum:


Tomorrow we are hosting our Collection Conversations event at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry. From 12.30pm – 4.00pm visitors will have the chance to meet a curator, Paul Thompson, and ask questions about our archaeology and natural history collections, as well as gain an insight into the profession. It would be a great opportunity to see unique artefacts, whilst learning more about a potential career avenue for those studying subjects related to history, science, arts and heritage. The event will be held in our What’s in Store gallery, which highlights some of the collections not featured elsewhere in the museum and is a fantastic treasure trove of artefacts.


The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is located in the cultural heart of Coventry city centre, next to the historic Cathedral. Having undergone a £20 million redevelopment there's now eight permanent galleries displaying collections that bring history and the arts to life.


The Herbert is also home to the History Centre, media suites, shop, café and four temporary galleries, displaying large-scale touring exhibitions from around the world that change on a regular basis.


Entry is FREE. More information can be found on our website at



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