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.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Postcard from Denmark

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.

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