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.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Market Harborough Museum Under Threat

Treasure May Be Lost Amid Fears Museum Set to Close

By Tim Healy

Campaigners fear a museum could close – losing its hoard of Roman treasure to the county.

They say council plans to axe all five assistants at Harborough Museum will lead to its closure.

Harborough District Council wants to save £102,500 by making the staff redundant.

Axing the assistants is part of nearly £900,000 of cuts targeted at community and cultural support being considered by the authority.

Click on the link for more of the article. Cuts, eh, and the first thing to go is...However, it seems there's a campaign to save the museum, on Facebook at least. Click HERE for more information.

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