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, October 25, 2010

Ch-ch-ch-changes (link roundup)

A few links from the liberal news media on heritage, money, and political and social agendas:
First, a discussion from the Guardian about whether philanthropy can save the arts and culture industry in the UK in the face of the government's cuts. From the horse's mouth, as it were...
Second, an interesting article in yesterday's Telegraph about the National Trust's increased theatricality in interpretation and the significance thereof. The comments section show opinion, as ever, is split.
Lastly, the effects of the swinging axe start to become clear as the Arts Council announces its budget for next year, with funding cuts of up to 50% and nothing for many major organizations.

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