Whatever happens in the Government spending review and forthcoming council cuts, you just know that museums and heritage sites in the UK are gonna get it in the neck. So I have a proposal. Let's all vow to do our bit.
I promise (and I hope you will too) to have a cup of tea, put a few pennies in the donation box, or buy a little something in the shop EVERY time I visit a museum.
I'm not talking big bucks here - just a few pounds, or whatever you can afford. Do you usually buy cards and gifts on the high street? Patronise your local museum shop instead. Meet for coffee, not in Starbucks, but in your local historical caff.
YOUR MUSEUMS NEED YOU!
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.