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.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Staffordshire Hoard: Urgent Appeal

The Art Fund has launched a £3.3 million drive to secure the Staffordshire Hoard for the nation:

If we fail to reach £3.3 million by 17 April 2010, the treasure will be returned to the finder and the landowner and could end up being sold on the open market.

...some of the smallest fragments are valued at just £20. Each of us could save one such piece. Together we can save it all.

Should the money be raised, the Art Fund plans for the hoard to go on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke.

To contribute to the fund, visit the campaign website.

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