International Journal of Art & Design Education

F. M. Courtis Collection: A Window on Teacher Education at Bendigo, Australia

Volume 28.2   2009



For the best part of the last millennium collections have been used in universities in Europe to support teaching and research. European authors have referred to university collections as 'windows on the university'. This article uses the European context to historically situate art collections in Australian teacher education institutions. The F.M. Courtis Collection at La Trobe University exemplifies how such teaching collections continue to contribute to teaching and learning today.