Education

Ancient history? Worcester University to close its archaeology department in another blow to heritage sector

Decision is a "canary in the coal mine" for other arts and humanities subjects, warns museums body

UK government approves 50% funding cut for arts and design courses

Education secretary Gavin Williamson says money will be directed towards Stem subjects

US collectors aim to give Indigenous Australian curators 'a seat at the table' with fundraising sale of $1.5m Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri painting

L. John and Barbara Wilkerson are selling Two Men Dreaming at Kuluntjarranya via Melbourne gallery to fund new arts leadership education programme in the US

Uproar as UK government plans to cut funding for arts education by 50% to prioritise 'high-value subjects'

Artists express concerns and the Public Campaign for the Arts launches a petition as the consultation on the planned budget cuts to higher education ends today

Adrian Piper plans a protest in Berlin over school class sizes

The 15 May demonstration is part of her ongoing Wahlkampagne criticizing Germany’s education system

Arts Umbrella, Canada’s largest culture educator, opens new $27m home in Vancouver

The new education centre on Granville Island with arts, music, film and dance studios, will serve 24,000 student annually

How racist is UK art education? A new report aims to find out

Freelands Foundation and Runnymede Trust have partnered up to investigate racial inequality in schools and universities

Brexitnews

Huge fee hikes for EU students who want to study art in the UK come into force from September

Visa issues and increased red tape could also deter European Union applicants, warn university leaders

Postgraduate art history students in UK say they are being encouraged to produce ‘less rigorous and ambitious’ research in light of pandemic

As the funding body, UK Research and Innovation, restricts additional funding, students are being asked to rethink projects

Oxford University’s All Souls College drops Christopher Codrington’s name from its library—but refuses to remove slave owner’s statue

Decision comes as scrutiny mounts over the university’s colonial legacy, including at Oriel College where a commission on Cecil Rhodes monument has been delayed

ICA Miami expands online programming and scholarship with $2m grant

The institution’s Art + Research Center will be renamed after the Knight Foundation in light of gift, which funds two new positions and educational initiatives

Danish art school on brink of closure after director resigns following misconduct allegations

Open letter from current and former students accuses Fatamorgana's founding director Morten Bo of “unpleasant, degrading, discriminatory” behaviour

International art students may be forced to leave the US under Trump's new ICE policy on remote learning

Harvard and MIT filed lawsuits against the US government while the president of CalArts calls the move an act of "political theatre" amid the pandemic

Mary Rose Museum 'appalled' by David Starkey's racist remarks as British historian steps down as trustee

Tudor specialist has been widely condemned for remarks on slavery and Black Lives Matter in YouTube interview

Museumscomment

Eight ways museums could make the most of the coronavirus crisis

Failure to seize this opportunity to make changes would be a graver error than any breach of etiquette

Britain's young artists had a hard time before the pandemic. What will happen to them now?

Inequality is rife in British society, not least in the arts, where decades of ‘class-cleansing’ policies have made it harder than ever to be an artist and designer

Wave of museum educator redundancies worldwide sparks open letter

Art historians and curators urge galleries to support education staff during coronavirus crisis

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

Educationcomment

‘Art history is a global discipline’

The head of Yale’s art history department explains the university’s decision to change its introductory survey courses

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

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

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.

Hosted by Ben Luke and Nancy Kenney. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

Free arts education programme started in Harlem expands to major US cities

ProjectArt fills a void in the American public school system, adding initiatives in New Orleans and San Francisco this autumn

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

Letters: Does the V&A still believe in education?

The Association of Art Historians on the National Slide Library's proposed move from London to Leicester

Three become one: Montpellier Contemporain unites art school with exhibition venues

The newly created institution will involve all 200 students of the Montpellier School of Fine Arts

Culture Pass brings library patrons to New York museums—and now, museums to libraries

Branches across the boroughs are now hosting museums' educational programmes

Miami’s Art Center/South Florida gets a new facility—and a new name

Oolite Arts is due to move from Miami Beach to a purpose-built space on the mainland

Lawnews

National Gallery's art educators owed same rights as permanent staff, London tribunal rules

NG27 group's case is described as first in public sector to address concerns over “gig economy” but museum says there will be implications

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

Oxford museums train refugees as tour guides and community curators

Berlin’s Multaka programme of Arabic-language tours is spreading to the UK—and beyond

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

Christie's to auction works by Grenfell victim Khadija Saye

Profits from the sale will support new UK arts education programme in 2019

Art Fund's new student pass scheme offers 500 paid job opportunities in culture sector

UK non-profit's plan may draw in young crowds which are a target demographic for museums

Labour Party to put creativity 'back at the heart of the school curriculum'

Pledge comes at a time of decline in arts subjects in schools

Prizesnews

Read the winning essays in new UK prize for art history

Write on Art initiative was launched to combat the decline of arts teaching in schools

Lawnews

Art educators take London's National Gallery to employment tribunal in 'gig economy' dispute

Artists and lecturers are crowdfunding for legal fees in bid to win employee status

Programme of paid internships aims to make US museum staff more diverse

Association of Art Museum Directors launches scheme to provide undergraduate students from minority backgrounds with hands-on experience

New initiative aims to increase social mobility and diversity in the art industry

Easel will offer careers information, a mentorship programme and a grant scheme to subsidise low wages in entry level roles

$1m award-winning teacher brings high-profile artists and cultural figures into deprived London schools

Andria Zafirakou’s Artists in Residence campaign launches as creative arts are squeezed in UK classrooms

Can the Glasgow School of Art be saved after second fire?

Anger as focus turns to cause of blaze that ripped through Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s masterpiece

Letter to the Editor: Saudi Arabia will collaborate with the world, not only France, to make its cultural heritage accessible

Al-Ula, the most important cultural heritage site in the north-west of the kingdom, will benefit from international standards in heritage preservation and planning

Royal Academy launches new £34,000 postgraduate course. But who can afford it?

The institution is entering the lucrative world of branded education

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston opens new Glassell School of Art building

Education is the MFAH’s “first and enduring mission”, says director Gary Tinterow

How the Royal Academy Schools shook off their fusty image

Once seen as a bastion of tradition ignored by young artists, the institution's postgraduate fine art course has become the most desirable in London

Russian billionaire’s Peri Foundation will keep paying for culture after arrest

It is business as usual, says the organisation’s director, as its founder, Ziyavudin Magomedov, remains in custody awaiting trial on racketeering charges

Open letter signed by over 100 artists, including Grayson Perry, slates UK’s education policy

New Ebacc qualification marginalises the arts and damages the future of young people in the country, say Turner prize winners

TED-style art history platform aims to promote arts education online

Heni Talks features videos from artists including Damien Hirst and Jeremy Deller

New lease of life for life drawing classes?

Age-old practice is being ‘gradually reinvigorated', but new frontier is seemingly in 3D reprographic skills

Prizesnews

New prize looks to put art history back on UK’s academic agenda

Judges, including Jeremy Deller, hope that Write on Art will inspire young people to take up the subject

Princeton University celebrates new Lewis Center for the Arts

College’s first purpose-built arts facility was a decade in the making

Art school under fire for bowing to transgender student complaints

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has been accused of cowardice and censorship over its treatment of former professor and Henry Darger expert Michael Bonesteel

New professorial position at UK university dedicated to contemporary art and culture of the Middle East

Editor and academic Anthony Downey will establish a postgraduate programme in partnership with organisations in the region

Art History A-level back on the curriculum

High-profile campaign by leading art world figures helped save the subject

Open School East decamps from London to seaside resort Margate

Free art school’s move follows growing number of artists relocating to more affordable Kent coast <br> <br>

It’s a long way from Black Mountain College

Art schools are at a crossroads as student numbers boom, tuition fees soar and traditional assumptions are challenged.

Royal College of Art suspends first year of course due to staff shortage

Closure is latest upset for college criticised by some for being too “business-like”

Pilot scheme tackles skills shortage

Lack of building conservation workers has become "acute" in US

Educationcomment

Senior arts appointments nothing short of a French farce

A row over the appointment of a new head for the Ecole des Beaux-Arts is just the latest in a string of scandals over plum arts jobs

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