Does art really speak for itself? The answer is no according to the fourth issue of Skiascope, the Gothenburg Museum of Art Publication Series, which is entirely devoted to art education. Art speaks for itself to those who through training have grasped a context that gives art meaning, writes Head of Research Kristoffer Arvidsson in his contribution to the issue.
Despite official declarations about the importance of art education, it has a weak position at many museums. Often it seems to be given low priority, under tasks that are considered more important: to create exhibitions. Furthermore, research about art education has been neglected. Skiascope 4 presents this field of research, and also contributes new research about a highly relevant material that has never been studied before: the art education activities of the Gothenburg Museum of Art from 1864–2010, which have been studied by Curator Philippa Nanfeldt.
Skiascope 4 is published with the support of the Sten A Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture.
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