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.

Monday, July 19, 2010

A Poet Gives His House to the Russian Nation

Yevtushenko gives house, art to Russia

This article, which talks about the famous Russian poet's donation of his house to the nation, gives voice once more to the link I always argue for. There is poetry, there is painting and the plastic arts, and the poetic, plastic artistry of the museum. And they have a dialectic and dialogue which cannot be ignored.

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