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.

Friday, May 07, 2010

A knitting-museum mash-up

Have just found out about this awesome project being organised by Stitch London in collaboration with the Science Museum.

Stitch London has teamed up with London’s Science Museum to create a Stitch Yourself exhibit for the re-opening of their Who Am I? gallery in June 2010. You are invited to contribute a tiny Stitched Self and take part in scientific stitching history.
You can send in your contributions from anywhere in the world.
Your Stitching + Creativity = A Stitched Self

What makes you you? How do your genes impact on your brain, or how you act, think and look?

The new Who am I? gallery opens in June 2010. Visitors can explore their identity by encountering striking object displays and iconic artwork, or share their opinions on ethical issues in science. Our interactive exhibits offer a chance to morph your face or experience a voicebox makeover, whilst our Find Out More displays provide in-depth coverage of genetics and brain sciences.
(Science Museum)
I'm seriously considering taking part. I will knit my doll, but you can also download a 'body blank' for crochet or sewn dolls for you to personalise. All submissions must reach Stitch London before 26th June to be featured in the new gallery.

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