In the UK (as elsewhere), mainstream education at primary, secondary and higher level is in financial and political crisis. In particular, the arts and other forms of cultural education are being divested in favour of the ‘hard’ subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths. The right to free, comprehensive education, a key aspiration of post-war welfare state endowment in the UK - is a diminishing mainstream political demand. This symposium asks, given such a context, what can and should education provision by museums and art galleries do and be?
Over two days at BALTIC we bring together education experts, artists, curators and thinkers who have profound experience of working within the fields of education, curating and pedagogy in gallery contexts; and who have differing views of the ways in which arts institutions can and should be used to support and extend education at a local and international level.
Andrea Phillips (BALTIC Professor & Director of the BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art)
Part 1 - Introduction
Part 2 - School art in the 21st century
Part 3 - Queer Timǝs School
Part 4 - Liverpool Biennial Education and Schools
Part 5 - Living with Jane
Part 6 - #TakeOnTomorrow: Life and work in, against and beyond the neoliberal university
Part 7 - Barby Asante
Part 8 - Addressing the cultural deficit
Part 9 - When asking what one institution (the museum) can offer another (education), what if the answer looks like neither?
Part 10 - From broadcast to co-creation?