: The History of German Art Pedagogy between 1900–1980

The study of the history of art pedagogy plays an important role in mapping the national characteristics of museum learning, however, only few relevant research papers have been published in Hungary in the field. The current study explores the ways in which German art education in museums evolved and examines the impacts of this process on the development of teaching in art museums. The author first investigates the history of German art education from the turn of the century until the 1980s. Then the paper focuses on the most influential art education movements as well as on the work of their leading figures such as Alfred Lichtwark, Carl Götze and Konrad Lange. Identified themes are the following: teaching – education; real object – reproduction; teaching – growing; creation – reception; instruction – style; education as art – art as education. Finally, the pedagogical concept of the museum of the 21st century is discussed, since this has a considerable impact on the development of current trends.

Keywords: educational role of museums in Germany, teaching in museums, 1900–1980, teaching art in secondary schools, artistic movements

Year: 2014
Issue: 4
Page: 79-91
Dec 2014
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