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 18, 2010

Young Curators

Look, kids! Museum work is fun! It's hip! People under 40 do it (even if they'd rather be making a film or pushing art prices up at Sotheby's...)! Check out the sexy bright young things profiled (with only a little sarcasm) by the New York Times here.


J said...

I didn't notice this at first, but the article I linked to is actually part of a bigger museum special issue, in which you can find out such earth-shakingly stunning news as: museums have cafes that are accessible to the public; museum gift shops are a good place to propose to your culturally-inclined girlfriend; and, libraries collect stuff, too.
For more, see the first 3 search pages here:

Ceri said...

Crikey they might be coming to Museum Studies soon and saying that there are young people doing research and nobody wears corduroy...