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 14, 2010

Our heritage is in your hands | Opinion | Building Design

The Brooking Collection of Architectural Detail needs your help to survive

...The Brooking Collection of Architectural Detail, founded unofficially by the schoolboy Brooking in the mid-1960s and, officially, when a trust was formed to protect and nurture it in 1985, is in many ways the cradle of “architectural salvage” and “skip” culture, or the way many of us rebuilt our first homes, climbing in and out of skips laden with the kind of wonderful things museums and architects should have been proud of...

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