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, June 18, 2010

New guidance published by English Heritage to protect local areas

An English Heritage guidance document ‘Understanding Place: Historic Area Assessments – Principles and Practice was published this month which provides a method of understanding the heritage of an area. All places have a story and identity. Historic cities, towns and villages have a distinctive character, shaped by years of history to the present day.

Undertaking Historic Area Assessments (HAA) is a way of identifying the features that contribute to the historic character of an area, as well as issues that may threaten to change that character such as new developments or redundant and derelict buildings.

New guidance published by English Heritage to protect local areas

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