I just wanted to use this opportunity to say well done to all the Masters students in the department. Part of their coursework, for those of you who don't know, is to work in groups on an exhibition proposal around a particular theme (this year's was War and Conflict), and the best three are chosen to actually be put on! It's really exciting that the department now has the facility to do this - I certainly wish I'd had it last year. Really, I'm rather jealous.
But I want to congratulate the students on three wonderful exhibitions, and a great opening party this evening! It was certainly great to see them getting so into the spirit of the whole thing.
I'm impressed. I think the school, the loaning museums, the university and of course the students have come together to produce something great. Go and see, if you're in the area. They've taken over the building!
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.