International Journal of Art & Design Education

The Early History of the NSEAD: the Society of Education Art Masters (1888-1909) and the National Society of Art Masters (1909-1944)

Volume 7.1   1988



The paper addresses the early history of the NSEAD from the inauguration of its direct forebear, the Society of Art Masters, on 25 July 1888. The paper relies heavily on documents and recorded minutes in the archive of the NSEAD and traces many of the major developments in the rise of the Society and its reincarnation as the National Society of Art Masters 1909 - 1944.