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06 Sep 2012

“Worlds Together” conference at Tate Modern

“The Worlds Together conference in September 2012 at Tate Modern brought together some of the most influential thinkers in arts learning. At a time when arts teaching in schools is vulnerable, it also raised the profile of the arts in the curriculum. Keynote speakers were world leaders in their field, among them Shirley Brice Heath, Professor at Stanford University, and James Shapiro, Professor at Columbia University. The conference resulted in powerful conversations and personal commitments by the 400 delegates. Those taking part included teachers, students and arts professionals from countries as far afield as Armenia, Japan, Uganda, India and Brazil. It is hoped that a similar event in Rio de Janeiro in the Olympic year 2016 will continue the momentum that was generated.” (from the Tate Annual Report 2012/13)