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What Art does in School / What Art does for Schooling

Ce que l’art fait à l’école

Works of Art in Schools and Universities (1880-2020)

La politique publique d’insertion d’œuvres plastiques dans les établissements scolaires et universitaires (1880-2020)

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Published on Monday, April 15, 2019 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

On May 12, 1880, Jules Ferry, Minister of Public Instruction and Fine Arts, created the Commission de la décoration des écoles, on the proposal of the Director of Primary Education Ferdinand Buisson. This commission was responsible for studying questions related to the decoration of schools by means of paintings, maps and drawings; the constitution of small artistic collections for school museums; the choice of series of engravings to be given as a reward to children. The creation of this commission thus fulfilled the wishes of Victor Duruy, Minister of Public Instruction during the Second Empire, who had declared: "I would like the walls of our 70,000 schools to be covered, from top to bottom, with images." The desire to bring art into school, not only through the teaching of drawing and later the visual arts, but also through the establishment of a harmonious environment and school equipment with aesthetic pretensions, will be pursued throughout the Third Republic. This effort was not abandoned, but continues today, extending to all levels of education, from kindergarten to universities.

Announcement

Argument

On May 12, 1880, Jules Ferry, Minister of Public Instruction and Fine Arts, created the Commission de la décoration des écoles, on the proposal of the Director of Primary Education Ferdinand Buisson. This commission was responsible for studying questions related to the decoration of schools by means of paintings, maps and drawings; the constitution of small artistic collections for school museums; the choice of series of engravings to be given as a reward to children. The creation of this commission thus fulfilled the wishes of Victor Duruy, Minister of Public Instruction during the Second Empire, who had declared: "I would like the walls of our 70,000 schools to be covered, from top to bottom, with images." The desire to bring art into school, not only through the teaching of drawing and later the visual arts, but also through the establishment of a harmonious environment and school equipment with aesthetic pretensions, will be pursued throughout the Third Republic. This effort was not abandoned, but continues today, extending to all levels of education, from kindergarten to universities.The so-called "1%" procedure established in 1951, which provided for the creation of a work of art when a public building was built, contributed to the development of art in schools and universities, where it was particularly applied. The University of Burgundy campus is a unique site in this respect.

The symposium organized by the Department of Art History and Archaeology of the University of Burgundy, by the Georges Chevrier UMR 7366 Research Centre, aims to review this little-known history. It will be structured around three main axes:

1/ The role of the image in pedagogical theories

2/ School and university museums

3/ Painted and sculpted decorations in educational institutions.

Submission guidelines

Contributions should be in line with the proposed axes.

They must be sent to the e-mail addresses specified at the bottom of the call for papers

before 30 June 2019,

These proposals must not exceed 5,000 characters, including spaces, and be followed by a short biography.

Abstracts can be written in French or English.

The symposium will take place in Dijon, from 10 to 11 October 2019 at the Atheneum University Cultural Centre.

It will be the subject of a scientific publication.

Scientific coordinators

  • Valérie Dupont, CGC UMR CNRS uB 7366,
  • Alain Bonnet, CGC UMR CNRS uB 7366.

Places

  • atheneum, Centre Culturel de l’université de Bourgogne
    Dijon, France (21)

Date(s)

  • Sunday, June 30, 2019

Keywords

  • Histoire de l'art, histoire de l'éducation, 1%, sculpure publique, décor peint

Contact(s)

  • Valérie Dupont
    courriel : valerie [dot] dupont [at] u-bourgogne [dot] fr
  • Alain Bonnet
    courriel : alain [dot] bonnet [at] u-bourgogne [dot] fr

Information source

  • Alain Bonnet
    courriel : alain [dot] bonnet [at] u-bourgogne [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« What Art does in School / What Art does for Schooling », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, April 15, 2019, https://calenda.org/596911

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