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.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Hidden Places

I was recently at a conference where we talked about Places, People and Stories. We talked about various things, heritage erasure, ruins, deserted places and the tales they tell amongst them. I may write up a proper report later, but in the meantime, I've just heard about this.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/8042281/Parisian-flat-containing-2.1-million-painting-lay-untouched-for-70-years.html

Imagine discovering that. Astonishing. A place of dreamings.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness! What a shame it can't be kept intact and in situ. A truly remarkable, and moving survival.