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, September 24, 2010

Our Readers - Always Entertaining

I hate to say it, but I think we've gotten too popular. Our stats for how people find us have gotten significantly more relevant and far less outrageously funny. However, Alum Amy will be happy to hear that one of the top search terms is "celebrities with PhDs". No doubt, this is a reference to our own Dr Barnes, of innertoobs fame.
We are still doing helpful work for the lovelorn out there: "date at museum" continues to bring us up. Perhaps relatedly, " the body is a material object" seems to be a popular search term. It's certainly a multi-sensory experience, though we aren't keen on being objectified. "Object as body" is a little more disturbing, though lends credence to those critics out there who decry museums as fetishistic!
If you found us via a very unrelated search term, let us know! We love all things esoteric!

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