A-Level art history axed (ctd.)

October 31 2016

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Good news - it looks like another exam board, Pearson, might be stepping up to take the place of AQA in offering an A-level art history syllabus. That news was reported here in The Times

And here's a good article on the matter by Scott Reyburn in The New York Times. He contrasts the apparent decline in the study of art history, academically, with the fact that more of us are seeing art historical images than ever before:

Where this will lead the art world, art history, the art market and — most important of all — art itself, is anyone’s guess. The formal study of the history of art, with its generally impecunious career prospects, may well remain a niche subject. But the digitalization of art means a lot more people across the world are looking at the stuff. They might even be inspired to look at some of the older stuff.

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