About Engage

Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education.

We support arts educators, organisations and artists to work together with communities in dynamic, open exchanges that give everyone the opportunity to learn and benefit from the arts.

Join now

engage 8

engage 8 Art histories in action ‘from armoured to loose canons’

Published in association with the Association of Art Historians and Tate Britain, this issue responds to the debate on the teaching of art history. Articles by Professor Eric Fernie, Courtauld Institute of Art; Dr Tom Gretton, University College London; Jane Trowell, Chelsea College of Art & Design; Howard Hollands, Middlesex University; and others, address the changes that have occurred, in particular, the shift from verbal to visual means of communication, old to new art histories, ‘armoured’ to ‘loose’ canons.

Cite this issue

engage 8: engage 8 Art histories in action ‘from armoured to loose canons’
Published by engage, London

engage 8

See publication details

Browse by article

engage 8 Art histories in action ‘from armoured to loose canons’

'Art histories in action', pgs 6-8
Professor Eric Fernie, Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art, London

'Art History into visual culture', pgs 9-14
Karen Raney, Lecturer in Visual Culture, University of East London

'Tried and tested? Resourceful art histories in Secondary Art and Design Education', pgs 15-21
Nicholas Addison, Lecturer in Art & Design Education, Institute of Education and Chair of the AAH Schools Subcommittee

'Working with schools on the problems of looking', pgs 22-27
Bridget McKenzie, Freelance gallery educator

'‘Engaged pedagogies’, social justice and Art History: an investigation and some proposals', pgs 37-44
Jane Trowell, Lecturer in History of Contemporary Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, teacher of Critical Studies, St Marylebone CE School and a member of the interdisciplinary group Platform

'Reckoning with the ‘A’ Level', pgs 45-50
Elizabeth Allen, Teacher of ‘A’ Level History of Art, More House School and Coordinator for ‘A’ Level reform

'From school to art college', pgs 51-56
Howard Hollands, Principal Lecturer in Art & Design Education, Middlesex University

'The canon and the network society', pgs 57-60
Dr. Charlie Gere, Course Director for the MA Computer Applications for the History of Art, Birkbeck College and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Graphic Design, London College of Printing

'Canon fodder: an interview on Art History, schools and galleries ', pgs 30-36
Nicholas Addison with Dr Tom Gretton, Deputy Head of the History of Art Department, University College, London


engage Journal issue 8

engage 8: engage 8 Art histories in action ‘from armoured to loose canons’

To access journal content, login above

Not a member? Join engage here

Or become a subscriber or access a single issue here

Back to journal homepage

See our FAQs here

  • Home
    Terms and Conditions
    Cookie Policy
    Contact Us
  • Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is a charitable company limited by guarantee
  • Charity number: 1087471
    Company number: 4194208
    OSCR no. SC039719
  • Registered office:
    Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road,
    London E1 6LA
Arts Council EnglandCreative Scotland
Arts Council of Wales