Lost & Found

Based upon the findings of the Lost & Found research project this exhibition traces changes in learning and teaching practices (dominant, residual and emergent) at the University of the Arts London and its constituent colleges from 1975 to 2015. This forty-year period witnessed major changes in the governance and funding of Higher Education modifying and, in some instances, transforming pedagogic aims and approaches.

The Lost & Found exhibition utilises descriptive, analytical, archival and visual methods to map these shifts. Finding evidence from the past and from the present that shows instances of transformation, as well as consistencies over decades. Displayed are artefacts from the CSM Museum & Study Collection, the LCC Archive and the Chelsea Archive alongside work by current students and recent graduates.

This exhibition has been a collaboration between students, graduates, teachers, researchers and archivists. Commissioned by the Teaching and Learning Exchange it raises questions surrounding the myth of a golden era of arts education and in instances collapses the division between past and present.

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