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.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Cracking the Code
Remember how worried we were that Bletchley Park might have to close? Well, they are slowly getting some funding. In the fall, they were awarded £500,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and DCMS has just awarded them £250,000 to keep the building from falling down. Hardly the £10 million they need, but it's a start. Let's hope the good publicity women in computing have been getting spurs more funding. After all, if Barbie can be an IT professional, and Ada Lovelace (historical hottie, daughter of Byron, inventor of software/programming code) is still technology's most popular heroine, it has to mean bright times ahead for digital heritage!