Domain: The task of Art Theory and Practice is to stimulate and further research in visual art and design. The lectorate aims to advance the integration of theoretical and practical education, and to stimulate students and teachers to engage in research.
The lectorate Art Theory and Practice engages with the integration of theory and practice in art education. It has, among other things, initiated the Art Research Programme, which consists of interdisciplinary courses and stimulates research and critical reflection. Under the chairmanship of Janneke Wesseling, theory teachers have developed a specific outlook on theory education at the art academy. This outlook also informs the education curricula in general. The lectorate runs a research group consisting of tutors of the Royal Academy of Art who engage themselves with research in their practice. The lectorate organizes symposia, workshops and lectures with various partners.
The lectorate closely collaborates with the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts at Leiden University, where it is involved with PhDArts in content and organization.
art education and theory
art research programme
envolved with PdDArts
research in the arts