What hurts about this decision is the timing. The Association of Art Historians has been making a point of opening the subject up to state schools.
The Radical Purpose of Museum Education Programmes
27 March, 2015
Are museum public programmes an extension of the discipline of art history, or can they have a more radical purpose?
What Art Historians Can Learn from Museum Education
14 April, 2014
Should we worry that art history as taught in secondary and higher education is weighted towards interpretation and contextualisation?
On Art and Tuition Fees
13 December, 2010
The dramatic escalation of tuition fees in the UK – which represents a sudden spike, rather than the gradual increases in fees that have taken place in US universities – will hit arts courses particularly hard.