Victoria and Albert Museum
|Series title:||Education Unit: Institutions and Organisations, 1985-1991|
In 1978 the Arts Council appointed its first Education Liason Officer with a view to implementing the chartered duty "to develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and practice of the arts". The designated role was initially expected to be advisory and co-ordinating rather than directly proactive.
However, in 1980 the Education Unit itself was established to cope with increasing demands for advice and guidance from both arts and education bodies. Only as the unit's budget was increased were they able to expand into directly organised activity and funding for education development projects.
The files in this series relate to the Education Unit's liaison with various different external institutions and organisations. There are, for instance, records concerning the South Bank Centre, the Crafts Council, the British Broadcasting Corporation and the National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education.
There is no list of individual files in this series currently available.
Restrictions on access
Access to unpublished material less than 30 years old is subject to the written permission of the Arts Council of England. Apply in the first instance to the Archive of Art and Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum.