The AAH promotes the professional practice and public understanding of art history.

What we are

We are a UK-based membership organisation for those with a professional commitment to and interest in art history and visual culture. Formed in 1974, the AAH plays a key role at national level in helping shape and secure the future of the discipline.

What we do

The AAH is a charity working within arts and education. We run a broad programme of events, publications, and funding opportunities for those involved with art history and visual culture in museums & galleries and schools, as well as those studying art history or undertaking freelance work. We provide resources and networks for our 1300 members and the wider art history community. 

The AAH publishes the leading academic journal, Art History. We run an internationally respected AAH annual conference, which offers a valuable platform for current, interdisciplinary research and critical debate around art and art history.

Who we are

The AAH central office is based in Farringdon, London. We are an incorporated charity governed by an elected Board of Trustees and run by a small office staff. 

Our Member Groups and Committees are made up of  AAH members that offer their time and expertise on a voluntary basis. The Groups and Committees are extremely active within the organisation and help shape our events, funding and resources.

If you would like to be involved in any aspect of our activities, or would like more information about the AAH, then please contact us.

A few AAH things that you may be interested in doing:

Who we are affiliated with

The AAH is affiliated with the U.S College Art Association (CAA) and supports the UK branch of the Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA). We have links with other UK and international institutions and art organisations including CHEAD and the Scottish Society for Art History (SSAH).