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.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill - Building Design

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

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