Imagine that the city you live in is riddled with tunnels and incursions, almost as much air below you as solid rock. Since being a child, I have been fascinated by caverns and grottos, these hidden spaces which are at once terrifying and yet, on some primal level, deeply evocative. Nottingham is such a city, a city built on caves, a fantastical underground world below the modern streets.
Go, look, and watch the videos. Geoff Manaugh does a great job of poeticizing about them here. The official Nottingham Caves blog is here.
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.