Art education

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coronavirus

Students slam Royal College of Art's decision to move degree show online because of coronavirus

Unlike other universities, the school has not postponed its courses during the crisis

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Diary of an art historian

Is art history becoming too woke?

Discussion around Yale's decision to pull its introductory survey course reveals unnerving trend for "morally appropriate" studies

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Nevada Museum of Art

Nevada Museum of Art receives $1.25m from Tesla to boost its arts education programme

The automotive and green-power company is also sponsoring an exhibition that explores the intersection of art and technology

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United Kingdom

UK art schools begin 14-day strike action

Dispute centres on zero-hours contracts, pay devaluation, rising workloads and the gender and ethnicity pay gap

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Art education

Is art history under threat? UK universities see 28.5% drop in the subject in past decade

Latest figures show decline in first year students choosing humanities degrees in favour of business, agriculture and medicine

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Art education

'Taking us back to the dark ages': UK-Europe exchange programme Erasmus hangs in the balance

Art history academics speak out as impending Brexit deadline threatens European partnership

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Academia

St Petersburg art school explores tie-up with China

Head of Repin Institute, which is popular with Chinese students, says it has "a lot in common" with Chinese art academies

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Photography

JR launches open call on Instagram for his new free photography course

French artist says he will invite Naomi Campbell to school in Paris to help him teach 12 budding photographers

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Art education

Art school shake up: London's Courtauld Institute to offer Modern and contemporary African art degrees

New Tate curator calls the development "a bold decision" in a "burgeoning field"

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Art education

Brooklyn project waives court appearances for lawbreakers who agree to take art classes

District attorney says the initiative, which applies to minor nonviolent misdemeanors, promotes "human dignity"

Podcast

Special: is art education in crisis? Featuring Bob and Roberta Smith

As art schools start their new term in the UK, this week’s episode is an education special. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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UK politics

Politics requires a science degree? Why Boris Johnson's chief strategist is wrong about arts education

“If you are interested in politics you will be far better off if you study maths or physics,” writes aide Dominic Cummings in his blog

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Royal College of Art

Despite Brexit, applications from EU up 12% at London's Royal College of Art

Art and design institution announces five-year plan centred on $108m Battersea base

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US museums are too white, and this paid internship programme hopes to change that

Ten museums across America will participate in an inaugural project launched by the Association of Art Museum Directors

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Diary of an art historian

Tate, WTF is up with you using Wikipedia?

Once an expert authority on Van Dyck, the museum now has nothing more to say about him than a link to an unverified website

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The sidelining of arts education in England is seriously out of step with our times

While this year's A-level results show a rapid decline in arts subjects in the UK, countries outside of the West are stepping up teaching of creative subjects