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, February 15, 2010

Appeal to Save the Centre for Art and the Natural World Appeal - 11 February

CCANW is a unique educational charity which uses the Arts to explore how we can live more sustainably within Nature. Since it opened in 2006, CCANW has attracted well over 120,000 visitors to no less than 25 ground-breaking exhibitions and many more educational projects.

This unique artistic enterprise has been possible only through the generous support of a number of funding partners, principally Arts Council England. This coming financial year, for the first time, the Arts Council has been unable to confirm funding for CCANW.

Without Arts Council support, CCANW will close at the end of March. But there is still hope. We have been invited to re-apply, and if we can raise support from other sources as ‘match funding’, the Arts Council is likely to decide in our favour.

Our immediate target is £20,000 of match funding by mid-March, £5,000 of which has already been raised in the past week. If everyone on our mailing list became a Friend or made a donation, this would be reached.

Please play your part to ensure that CCANW stays open to visitors in Haldon Forest Park, and to fulfil its ambitious plans for more work with artists, communities and schools over the coming decade.

How you can help - become a supporter and make a difference immediately.

Thank you. We really do appreciate your support.

Peter Young
Chairman of Trustees

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