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Letter | Art History at La Trobe – Barry Humphries

August 4, 2012
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Barry Humphries has added his voice to those protesting the loss of art history at La Trobe and has kindly allowed us to publish his letter to the Vice Chancellor. Dear Vice Chancellor, I am at present in Australia presenting a series of one-man plays which is rumoured to be my last.  While in...
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News | Art history helps us understand our society and identity, so why is it under threat?

July 30, 2012
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An article published today by Anthony White (Lecturer in Art history at The University of Melbourne and head of the Victorian chapter of AAANZ) in The Age addresses why it makes no sense for La Trobe to cut a department with healthy enrolments, strong postgrads and dedicated, high-achieving staff. THE recent proposal by La...
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News | Why La Trobe needs to support cultural life in Australia

July 26, 2012
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Joanna Mendelsshon (Program Director, Art Administration, School of Art History and Art Education at University of New South Wales) has written a fantastic article for The Conversation in which she succinctly lays out the reasons why universities, like La Trobe, need to teach art history. La Trobe university’s art history department is set to be...
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Opinion | Mark McDonald: From La Trobe University to the British Museum, and the slashing of Art History and the Humanities in Australia

July 20, 2012
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From La Trobe University to the British Museum, and the slashing of Art History and the Humanities in Australia Mark McDonald Over the past months I have closely followed news of the proposed closure of the Art History programme at La Trobe University. It has given me cause to reflect on the history of...
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AAANZ Letter | Save Art History at La Trobe

July 18, 2012
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The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand have also allowed their letter concerning the slashing of art history at La Trobe to be published. The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand expresses great concern at the possible closure of art history at La Trobe University. This is particularly to be deplored because the...
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Letter | Save Art History at La Trobe

July 16, 2012
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Patrick McCaughey, former director of the National Gallery of Victoria and the Yale Centre for British Art, has kindly allowed his letter protesting the slashing of art history from La Trobe to the Vice Chancellor of La Trobe university to be published. Dear Vice-Chancellor, Some colleagues  have contacted me recently about the possible closing of...
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Save Art History at La Trobe! Sign the petition.

July 5, 2012
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AAANZ has set up a petition to save the Art History department at La Trobe, which is threatened under a round of cuts being imposed on the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more detail on the cuts and the art history department see our previous post. Please take a moment to sign...
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News | La Trobe University Cuts Art History Program

June 21, 2012
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La Trobe University Cuts Art History Program Katrina Grant It is a sad day for the discipline of art history in Australia with the news that art history is to be cut from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University along with gender, sexuality and diversity studies, Indonesian, linguistics and religion and...
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