The Future of Art History in Education - The Courtauld Institute of Art

The Future of Art History in Education

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The Future of Art History in Education

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London

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  • Friday 25 November 2016
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

Speakers include

  • Christine Riding: Association of Art Historians
  • James Boaden: Lecturer, Art History, University of York
  • Nerissa Taysom: Research, Publications & Engagement for Edmund de Waal
  • Maev Kennedy: Journalist, The Guardian
  • Gail Brown: Art and Art History Teacher, Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury
  • Sarah Phillips: Author of the new but withdrawn AQA Art History Subject Specification, and Head of History of Art History at Godalming College and St Catherine's Bramley

Organised by

  • Trevor Horsewood: Association of Art Historians
  • Alixe Bovey: The Courtauld Institute of Art

Ticket / entry details:

Open to all, free admission

This event will be LIVE-STREAMED – watch from 6 pm on our YouTube channel.

This evening debate will focus on the future of art history in education, against a backdrop of recent events surrounding the History of Art A Level. A panel of invited speakers will discuss the causes, consequences and clamour surrounding the announcement that the A Level may disappear, discussing how we got to where we are, what action should be taken to move things forward, and what art history in education looks like in the long-term. The panel will reflect from the perspective of schools, universities, cultural organisations, asking why art history is important and what we need to do to encourage and nurture a more meaningful, thoughtful relationship with the arts and visual culture.

Organised by The Courtauld Institute of Art and Association of Art Historians.

The event is aimed for anyone involved with or interested in art history in education and wider public engagement. The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.

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