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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Top Ten Special Exhibitions 2008/09

1. Ashura and Masterpieces from Kohfukuji - Tokyo National Museum, 15,960 visitors per day
2. 61st Annual Exhibition of Shoso-in Treasures - Nara National Museum, 14,965 visitors per day
3. Treasures of the Imperial Collections - Tokyo National Museum, 9,473 visitors per day
4. 17th Century Painting from the Louvre, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 9,267 visitors per day
5. 2nd Photoquai Biennale, Musee Quai Branly, Paris, 7,868 visitors per day
6. Picasso and the Masters, Grand Palais, Paris, 7,270 visitors per day
7. Kandinsky, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 6,553 visitors per day
8. Joan Miro: Painting and Anti-Painting, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 6,299 visitors per day
9. Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 6,186 visitors per day
10. Treasures of the Habsburg Monarcy, National Art Centre, Tokyo, 5,609 visitors per day

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1 comment:

Ceri said...

Interesting that none of the top 10 are in the UK