Story: Arts education and training

Elam Art School, 1941 (4th of 5)

Elam Art School, 1941

This montage combines photographs of Elam Art School students in class and drawing outside with one of Archibald Fisher, head of the school from 1924 to 1959. Fisher came to New Zealand from England as part of the La Trobe scheme. Introduced by William La Trobe, superintendent of technical education within the Education Department, the scheme brought qualified staff from Britain to work in technical institutes (for administrative purposes all publicly funded art schools were treated as technical schools).  

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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Megan Cook and Caren Wilton, 'Arts education and training - Visual artists', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Megan Cook and Caren Wilton, published 22 Oct 2014