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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

News: First Natural History Museum is unveiled in Singapore

Source: http://newshub.nus.edu.sg/headlines/0612/museum_06Jun12.php

'In two years' time, Singapore will see its first natural history museum showing off centuries-old exhibits and three dinosaurs from the Jurassic period.

When ready, the new S$46 million Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum will be home to some 800,000 Southeast Asian specimens and nearly complete fossils of three giant dinosaurs. The Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) at NUS will be shifting its valuable collection of flora and fauna to the new building which will be linked to the adjacent University Cultural Centre and NUS Museum.'

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