Over the course of her life, Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt 1912–1994), a Venezuelan artist of German origin, not only taught at established art institutions like the Universidad Central de Venezuela School of Architecture and the Escuela de Artes Plásticas Cristóbal Rojas in Caracas, but also participated in the conception and founding of avant-garde education centers geared to the visual arts. In 1964, Gego was invited to design the Diseño Fundación Neumann–INCE, and to act as an adviser for that institution around the time of its opening; along with other important visual artists who specialized in graphic and industrial design, as well as writers; Gego was also on the faculty of that institution. The handwritten text “The History of Art Schools” is one of the writings Gego composed in Spanish in the academic context. This document (under the title “Testimonial 2. The History of Art Schools”) was included by Josefina Manrique and María Elena Huizi in the book Sabiduras y otros textos de Gego / Sabiduras and Other Texts by Gego [(Houston and Caracas: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Fundación Gego, 2005), pp. 154–59], which they compiled and edited. In the introductory note, they assert that “[…] Gego, who by that time had had specific and consistent experience in education, found in the Instituto de Diseño ripe terrain for experimentation and creation with students, which are the cornerstones of her approach to education.” In this text, these and other concerns on education are formulated as the mainstays of her philosophy about the relationships among craft, art, and design, a philosophy which Gego put into practice during the thirteen years she worked at the institute. The technical description of the manuscript in the aforementioned book reads as follows: “The History of Art Schools” (c. 1964). Handwritten in black ballpoint pen, thin laid paper; 4 pages; 28.6 x 21 cm. Original in Spanish.