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, August 23, 2011

Events of Interest at Birmingham Book Festival

Many of you will be aware of my...erm...interest in books. So perhaps it is unsurprising that I'm keen to share the two following events with you. In 'All Night at the Museum' and 'Art and Writing: Launching the Barber Trail' leave me in no doubt that more and more people are realising the significant relationship between museum displays and the literary arts. In fact, it suggests that there's a huge amount of potential for cross-fertilization.

Perhaps some of you will be able to attend - 'All Night at the Museum' is on Saturday 1st October, and 'Art and Writing' on Thursday the 13th. Please, click the links and enjoy more literary fun!

3 comments:

J said...

Sounds amazing, if expensive!

Ariane said...

Would love to spend the night in the museum, phantastic idea!

Jenny said...

J - I know.

Ariane, we have a 'Museums At Night' festival in the UK every year - here's the link http://www.culture24.org.uk/places+to+go/museums+at+night