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The Week’s Muse: 13 September

13 September 2014

A round-up of recent news and comment from the Muse Room

Creative schools and alternative art education

'Art Party' (2013), Bob and Roberta Smith.Funding cuts, fees and a changing curriculum all threaten to reduce access to art education in the UK. What’s the alternative? We spoke to artists and arts professionals who have shunned the system to set up their own schools.

From the Archive: what’s special about the Warburg Institute

The ‘introduction to so many different aspects of knowledge simultaneously could prove almost too intoxicating’. The Warburg Institute was celebrated in Apollo in 1970: today, its future is looking uncertain.

Preview: the Biennale des Antiquaires

Susan Moore discusses the ‘palace revolution’ that rocked this year’s Biennale build-up; the increasing prominence of jewellery at the fair; and the real gems to be found among the arts and antiques stands.

Interview with Stephen Shore

In the September issue of Apollo, the US photographer Stephen Shore discusses the merits of photo-books, digital cameras and Instagram, and looks back at the legacy of his own career.