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, May 20, 2010

And the Winner Is...

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! In spite of highly undemocratic multiple voting by some (*ahem* Ceri), I have to announce that the title of Ultimate Historical Hottie goes to Eleanor Hewitt, co-founder of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, by two votes (which may have been Ceri's, in which case we would once again have a tie, but it's just too difficult to recount!)


I would also like to point out that although I noted Henry Wellcome as representing the UK (as his museum influence has been here), he was actually American, and so this contest has also brought out some national divisions. Apparently, the US makes good museum hotties; the more you know!

Remind yourselves of the contest and review the nominees of this very difficult competition here.

4 comments:

Amy said...

'enry woz robbed.

Ceri said...

Oh the scandal! Its not like every Internet poll is distorted is it ;)

Jenny said...

Yey Eleanor!!!

Elee said...

Ah, but if it's eccentric museums that we like, then surely we should also love eccentric museologists - and you don't get very much more eccentric than ole' Henry. Tash or no tash, the photos show a man with imaginative dress sense, and the Wellcome Collection shows a man with frankly bizarre interests!