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.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Stafforshire Hoard saved

Fans of local history, rejoice - the purchase price of £3.3 million has been met, reports the BBC, so the Staffordshire Hoard will stay in the Midlands.


Elee said...

Of course, this isn't yer average 'local history'. This is nationally important (and, what's more, bling) history that has actually been allowed to stay in its local area, rather than being scooped up by London.

Most definitely a triumph for 'the Regions', as Londoners like to call the other 90% of the country! But of course, its there for Londoners too. It's just a short train ride to Birmingham, folks.

Jenny said...


I have no more to say. :)