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Australian Unesco seminar on visual communication in art and science



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( 3) Minister for Education and Science Parliament House Canberra, A.C.T. 2600 Telephone 93 3216

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Press Information For Release

21 January, 1972

. AUSTRALIAN UNESCO SEMINAR ON VISUAL COMUNICATION IN

' ART AND SCIENCE

The Minister for Education and Science, the Hon,

Malcolm Fraser, M»P*, announced today that an Australian

Unesco Seminar on Visual Communication in Art and Science,

organised by the Unesco Committee for Visual Arts, is to be .

held at the National Gallery of Victoria from 1 to 5

February, 1972, '

The purpose of the Seminar is to initiate in

Australia the study of visual semantics: the signs and

symbols common to art, communication, scientific

documentation and teaching* The Seminar will bring together

over one hundred Australian specialists in art, science,

education and technology, to discuss the problems of

communication between disciplines*.

The National Advisory Committee for Unesco has

arranged for a world authority, Professor Rudolf Arnheim,

Professor of the Psychology of Art at the, : Carpenter: .Centre

for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, to attend the Seminar*

For further information: COLLIN MYERS,

MINISTER'S PRESS SECRETARY,

21 January, 1972 PHONE: 73 3261

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