The Leicester School of Art, founded in 1870, and the Leicester Technical School merged in 1897 to form the Leicester Municipal Technical and Art School, managed by the Education Committee of the Town Council. In 1919 the School was restructured and renamed the City of Leicester School of Arts and Crafts, and the City of Leicester Technical School. In 1925 these were renamed to the City of Leicester College of Arts and Crafts and the City of Leicester College of Technology; while in 1929 they reached their final version as the Leicester College of Art and the Leicester College of Technology. The two Colleges were never entirely separate, sharing building space and run by the same Committee, although they had separate principals and staff. In 1969 they re-merged to form the City of Leicester Polytechnic, which itself became De Montfort University in 1992.