Study Days for Teachers

Art History from A-level to University and Beyond

Art History Study Day for Teachers, 2017
University of Sussex

27 June 2017

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What are Teacher Study Days and who are they for?

The Teachers Study Day is designed to provide subject specific development opportunities for teachers of A Level History of Art or Art. The events help strengthen links between sixth form teachers and universities, with a view to increasing and securing uptake of History of Art at both levels.  

Those attending AAH Teacher Study Days will have opportunities to network, to learn about the latest research from local faculty members in university departments and to discuss pedagogical issues and strategies at both secondary and tertiary level.

The study day includes specialist workshops by teachers and lecturers, as well as practical talks about pathways in art history at university and beyond.


10.30 - 10.45 | Registration
10.45 - 10.50 | Welcome (Penny Wickson and Ben Burbridge)
10.50 - 11.45 | Session 1: Using Regional Collections (Presentations/Q&A with curators)
11.45 - 12.30 | Session 2: David Alan Mellor - British and American Art in the 1960s
12.30 - 13.30 | Lunch & Networking Opportunity
13.30 - 14.15 | Session 3: Ben Burbridge – War and Art
14.15 - 15.00 | Session 4: Round-table Discussion/Q&A – Delivering the new A-Level
15.00 - 15.30 | Tea & Coffee
15.30 - 16.15 | Session 5: Meaghan Clarke & Francesco Ventrella – Identities in Art
16.15 - 17.00 | Reflections and summing up

2017 Study Day 

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This one-day event provides a thorough look at the new History of Art A-Level specification and helps prepare teachers for its delivery from September 2017.

It includes an introduction to the new specification, curriculum-linked sessions delivered by the University of Sussex Art History department, reflections on how to make the most of regional collections for teaching and informal panel session and Q&A’s to explore the new programme.

The study day will be co-hosted by Benedict Burbridge (University of Sussex) and Penny Wickson (Association of Art Historians)
Burbridge is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Co-Director of the University of Sussex’s Centre for Photography and Visual Culture, a pioneering research centre aimed at fostering inter-disciplinary dialogues around visual culture.
Wickson is Head of History of Art at St Mary's School, Calne in Wiltshire and Chair of The Association of Art Historians Schools Group. She is also an independent scholar and contributor to a range of visual culture publications and websites.

Tickets (including lunch and refreshments)

Standard: £25 

Member Rate: £15 

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Special Offer - Included within the ticket price for this event is a copy of the Wiley/AAH textbook Thinking About Art: A Thematic Guide to Art History by Penny Huntsman (RRP £24.99).

Thinking about Art
explores significant works of art and architecture through the prism of themes, instead of chronology, offering new perspectives on art and history.The book ranges across time and topics, from the Parthenon to the present day and from patronage to ethnicity, to reveal art history in new and varied lights.

Information for delegates

Information and FAQs are included on the booking page.

You can download parking permits here, and disabled parking permits here.

Previous Events

2016 Study Day for Teachers, Barber Institute of Art, University of Birmingham

2015 Study Day for Teachers, Oxford Brookes.