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 14, 2010

Witching Hour

Hello everyone,

I hope you're all enjoying a pleasant Remembrance Sunday afternoon.

I was just thinking about the weird and wonderful in museums and heritage in connection with our forthcoming PhD symposium, Curiouser and Curiouser, and wondered if anybody managed to catch the 4 day Witching Hour exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery's Waterhall Gallery. Billed as a multi-media exhibition about the 'disconcerting, strange and uncanny that exists in our built environment, our social fabric and in our own minds', it features 20 artists from Birmingham and the West Midlands, and closes today.

If you saw it, I'd be so interested to hear your thoughts!

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