I'm sitting here, in Copenhagen, thinking of you all. Travelling, like this, makes you dreamy, and makes you desire to view things from a distance. You fly, you see, and the tiny world below you becomes as beautiful as moonrise.
In a sense, it's the same with exhibitions. And this, perhaps, is why this episode of Front Row, a BBC Radio Four favorite of mine, struck me. For it talks about the new V&A Exhibition 'Postmodernism - Style and Subversion 1970-1980'. Really, in museums, in exhibitions, we are looking at moonrises - whether they are from worlds now distanced in history from us, or distanced in geography, we all look at the surface of the moon.
On a side note, there is also an interesting interview with A.S.Byatt on her new book Ragnorok, for those of you with Nordic or mythological inclinations.
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.