Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill - Building Design
Well here's something for you. A Strawberry Hill, a Mad Collector, and the V&A.
It makes me think about how values change. What once was left to ruin is now a heritage site. The articles he collected which were once so scandalous, are now almost comic.
There are some values, however, which I can never see changing. See this interesting set of links to a set of interesting books!
History for Chocoholics
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.