We don't normally toot our own horns here, but this is such a wonderful project that the department has been involved with that it's hard not to share it. This has been a collaboration between RCMG here at the School of Museum Studies and artist Mat Fraser. It has just won the Observer Ethical Award for Arts and Culture.
But I'm posting about it because this award is a culmination of an amazing project between RCMG and and various museum institutions surrounding disability. And it is worth checking out. The link also provides several media reviews of the project and a few lovely videos to watch.
Museum Studies’ ‘Cabinet’ receives new award — University of Leicester
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.