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Patron: Lisa Tickner

Lisa Tickner is Emeritus Professor of Art History at Middlesex University and an Honorary Professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, the two institutions in which she taught for more than 40 years. She has published four books (including one on art education), numerous articles in the academic press, and as co-editor five collections of essays on visual culture and on British art in the postwar period. She has held visiting fellowships at Northwestern University, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Sterling and Francine Clark Institute in Massachusetts. She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2008, and has been a Trustee of the Art Fund since 2010.

Art history in schools matters because the opportunity for students to engage with the huge range of issues emerging in a global visual culture is so important. Art history is now an even more complex and challenging subject. It should be available as early and as widely as possible.