Correlating Theory and Practice in Fine Art Research
PhD and Research Degree Symposium

March 27th 2015, 9am to 5.30pm
London Metropolitan University, Central London

“Correlating Theory and Practice in Fine Art Research” is a symposium and forum supported by students and supervisors. This event was initiated by students based in Fine Art departments at; the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea, the University of Wolverhampton, Coventry University and London Metropolitan University.

All abstracts have been peer reviewed under the guidance of a small team of senior researchers at the core of the NAFAE Research Network Group.

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This event is free to NAFAE members:
Individual membership: £30
Institutional membership: £150
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