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, August 27, 2010

OPen Plaques

http://www.openplaques.org/

I thought that you might like to know about, and perhaps join, this project, which aims to locate, photograph, and possibly geotag, as many of the blue heritage plaques in the UK (and across the world) as possible. I've checked, and those of you of the Leicester variety will be pleased to know that Top Hat Terrace is indeed on their map!

Another interesting plaque project, for those of you of a more esoteric disposition, can be found here

http://www.english-heretic.org.uk/

1 comment:

Mike Simpson said...

I knew Joe Orton lived on 'the Saff' but I didn't realise there's actually a blue plaque for him a couple of streets away from my house. I must investigate.