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, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2011

Dear Attic Readers, Followers, and Contributors, at home and away - we wish you a very happy and healthy New Year!

2010 was an eventful time for the Department - two members of the Attic completed their PhDs; we were joined by new Atticites; there were Museum Crawls and Competitions; and of course lots of funding, job, publication, and conference announcements.

Next year, we hope to bring you even more exciting stuff - the Curiouser and Curiouser conference will take place, Research Week promises to be an exciting event, and of course there are more reports from Brown Bags and other seminars. The Attic will also be partnering with The New History Lab for a special event, and we will probably be joined by even more museum studies PhD students next fall.

Why don't you use this space to let us know what features you enjoy and what you would like to see more of? Perhaps you are dying for a new layout, or have an idea for a new poll? Do you have any zany museum quotes to add to our header, or museum comics to share? Let us know, and we will try to accommodate your request.

Meanwhile, have a safe celebration and see you on the other side!

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