Tuesday 22 December 2020 - 11:06 to Thursday 25 February 2021 - 21:00

Moscow School of Contemporary Art (MSCA) in partnership with the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow will conduct a series of public talks with invited UK experts on art education.

Director of MSCA Mikhail Levin will discuss with UK colleagues a number of questions related to art education in both countries:

  • At what stage is art education nowadays?
  • What are the challenges that the educational system currently faces?
  • What are the benefits of the UK educational system that make it more adaptive?
  • Which role does art education play in the artist’s creative carrier and identity?
  • How the approach to art education has changed within the last 50 years?
  • What skills and tools do students need to be taught nowadays?
  • How has the online format changed the approach to art education?
  • What are the future perspectives of art education?


22 December 2020, Tuesday, 19:00
Traditions vs innovations: challenges of art education in the 21st century
By Juan Cruz, artist, professor, and principal at Edinburgh College of Art
Watch the recorded lecture here

9 February 2021, Tuesday, 19:00
Refusal from “the master”: contemporary approach to teaching art practice
By Timothy Hyman, British figurative painter, art writer, and curator, Royal Academician
Registration link
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25 February 2021, Thursday, 19:00
Inclusivity: one of the key aspects in art education in the new reality
By Susan Collins, artist, professor at Slade School of Fine Art
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All events will be held on Zoom in English with simultaneous translation into Russian

Public talks are held within UK-Russia Creative Bridge Programme 2020-21 organised by the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow with the support of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office