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.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Free Museums for Stranded Passengers in NYC
Everyone's eyes are on Iceland, but if you need a distraction, be stranded in New York. Museums there are offering free admission when you present a plane ticket for April 14-23! Given that NYC museums are really expensive, and then there's the hotel price-gouging, this is a much-appreciated relief! Also, Lonely Planet have made their City Guides for the iPhone free for a few days due to volcano-related extended stays.