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.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


It seems that the city council have come to their senses, and decided that maybe museums aren't a sensible budget cut? Cuts will still come, but at least the building's won't be closed to the public.

In the spirit of celebration, I give you something fun (although it might be dangerously appealing to a pencil-pushing bureaucrat who might see it as a cost-saving automation!): The Lazy Curator's exhibition title generator.

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