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.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Minister Calls for Creationism in Museums
This is one of those problematic stories which makes you question what narrative the museum is responsible for...nay, entitled to tell. Whilst no creationist myself, I do wonder about the justification for its absence in museums. For if we are to tell all stories, surely we should tell this one too?