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.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Moving On from the V&A
One of my favourite places in the whole world, the V&A, is going to get some new leadership soon. It has been announced that Sir Mark Jones, the museum's director over the past decade, is leaving to take up a post as Master of St Cross College at Oxford in September 2011. New leadership always means new priorities: what do you love about the V&A, and what do you wish they could change or improve?