Tate warning over decline in arts education

The debate about the decline in music and arts education rages on. Education ministers are under fire once again despite having announced a £5m investment. Chris Parr reports

It may be a new year, but some education issues are so long-standing that they come around as regularly and reliably as auld lang syne – and one of these is the perceived decline of arts study.

The topic is in the news again after the Tate Group of museums and galleries – backed by an Oscar-winning film director – criticised the government for its lack of investment in arts subjects.

The latest Tate Britain exhibition by Steve McQueen – the London artist who directed the Academy Award-winning 12 Years a Slave – is entitled the “Year 3” project, and it depicts 3,128 class photographs of seven and eight-year-olds.

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