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, April 28, 2010

Exhibition of Circus Photography

At the Ringling Museum in Wisonsin (an interesting place in itself - check out the miniature circus!), the photographs of life taken by Frederick W. Glasier taken during the heydey of the American Circus provide an evocative, sometimes melancholy, peek behind the scenes of this strange and ancient form of theatre. Its on from May 15, 2010 - September 6, 2010. Worth a peek, methinks, if you're Wisconsin way.

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