Living Histories (Book)

Global Conversations in Art Education

This new edited collection explores histories of art education in international contexts. Offers a series of thoughtful and invigorating conversations with international scholars who evoke our conceptualizations of the histories of art education in pursuit of more equitable, diverse and inclusive understandings of the field. 35 col. illus.


Art education historians are not passive collectors of the past, but scholars engaged in new ways of doing history. The discipline is predicated on cultivating stories that move beyond representation to attend to aesthetic dimensions that bridge historiography, material culture, and teacher education. To keep pace with the movements of art and society, this edited collection considers that art education requires more inclusive and holistic versions of history from perspectives that break down barriers and cross borders in the pursuit of more informed and diverse understandings of the field. Living Histories is a collection of scholarship that explores the histories of art education through a series of international contexts, with contributors from over thirty scholars based in eighteen countries.

Dustin Garnet is an assistant professor of art education at California State Los Angeles, USA. He presents and publishes nationally and internationally on various topics including art education history, curriculum studies, archives, oral histories, qualitative methodologies and social justice-related issues. 

Anita Sinner is an associate professor of art education at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Her research interests include historical perspectives and artwork scholarship. 

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