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    Naturevolume 35pages442445 (1887) | Download Citation



    SEVERAL schools of science and art in the colonies and dependencies of the United Kingdom have expressed a wish to be allied with the Department of Science and Art and to have the advantage of its examinations. It has therefore been decided that upon the application of the Colonial Government or Educational Department, or other public authority of the colony, the Department of Science and Art will arrange for the examination of their schools, on the results of which examination certificates and returns of awards will be issued. The entire cost of the examination of the papers and works, and of their carriage, clearing in London, and conveyance to and from South Kensington, will, of course, have to be defrayed by the local authority concerned. The personal examinations, the subjects of which are stated in the Science and Art Directory, must be held in the colonies and dependencies upon the earliest date possible after the receipt of the examination papers, and these examinations must be conducted by qualified and responsible persons not immediately interested in the results of the examinations, who should on the conclusion of each examination furnish a certificate that the examination has been fairly conducted. The examination of works is held at South Kensington, and works to be examined must be forwarded to reach South Kensington not later than the end of April in each year. The Department will send upon application copies of lists of examples and prizes, and will, as far as possible, advise the local authorities in reference to the conduct of science and art schools or classes. The Department will also present specimen examination papers or works—when there are such in stock disposable—with the view of indicating the style of drawings and paintings done by students and candidates in the United Kingdom, and the standards of attainment for the various examinations.

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