International Journal of Art & Design Education

InSEA: A Brief History and a Vision of its Future Role

Volume 20.2   2001



This paper reflects on the early history of the International Society for Education through Art and the ambitious mission of the founders. An evaluation will be made of the present strengths of the Society and of some persistent weaknesses, some of which have plagued the organisation from its inception. Finally, the emerging possibilities presented by new technologies and increasing globalisation will be considered as a means of more effectively achieving InSEA’s principal objectives of fostering international co-operation and facilitating association on a world-wide basis of all those concerned with education through art. This paper is a revised version of a lecture presented at the 30th World Congress of InSEA held in Brisbane, Australia in September 1999.