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, April 13, 2010

Adventures in Preservation

Adventures in Preservation is a non-profit organization that has been supporting community-based heritage preservation projects since 2002. One and two-week hands-on volunteer vacations provide an opportunity to travel and learn preservation skills while restoring buildings and experiencing the local culture. As an AiP volunteer, you’ll work with a technical expert at a historic site, learning practical historic preservation skills and techniques and immersing yourself in the history and culture of the area. 2010 workshops include building conservation projects in Illinois, Montana, New York, Armenia, Slovenia, Albania and Kenya. For more information visit or contact +1 303 444 0128.

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