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9 February, 2007

Tate running an Art and Citizenship event: 9 March 2007

Tate Britain is running a one day course looking at how the Citizenship curriculum can be opened up using art works from the Collection as starting points for discussion and activity.

The Tate’s Marieke Hendriksen said ”the Tate’s Collection is a rich resource for debate about the society in which we live and our role within it. This course will explore themes such as diversity, society, history and politics, and demonstrates the potential of art to tap into issues and ideas which connect to our everyday lives. For example, we might look at the new Mark Wallinger installation ‘State Britain’, Turner’s Snow Storm – Steam Boat off Harbour’s Mouth, Augustus Leopold Egg’s Past and Present, and the Devastation display, considering how the works raise issues relating to citizenship.”

The course costs £75, phone bookings can be made on 0207 887 3959.


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