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, November 12, 2010

DCMS Masterplan Unveiled

Well, we saw it coming - the axe has fallen. Here in the UK, the Department of Media, Culture and Sport, which oversees museum funding, has unveiled its budgetary priorities for the coming years. Former Leicester student and fellow Tumblr-er Museums and Stuff has excellent commentary.
Also on Tumblr, ClassisistMike (whose videos we have featured before) points our attention to AAM's Speak Up For Museums campaign. Activism for cultural heritage in the USA: we can get behind that.

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