Canberra School of Art

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Educational institution

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Canberra School of Art

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1976 – 1988


The School of Art had its beginnings in the art classes of the Canberra Technical College. In 1976 the College’s Art School gained independence and was reconstituted as the Canberra School of Art. Its first Director was Udo Sellbach 1977-1985. In 1988 the Canberra Schools of Art and Music amalgamated to form an autonomous statutory authority, the Canberra Institute of the Arts which later amalgamated with the Australian National University.


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university administration; research; teaching and learning

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Canberra Institute of the Arts (1988 - 1992)

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Entered from deposit description on 19 March 2013




M Agostino. The Australian National University School of Art: A History of the First 65 Years (Australian National University School of Art, 2009).

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