The AAH is run by a small team of office staff.
Pontus Rosén is Chief Executive at AAH and joined the organisation in 2010. Pontus was previously Deputy Director and Head of Operations at the Foundling Museum, home of the British eighteenth century Foundling Hospital art collection. During Pontus’s time at the Foundling, the museum hosted art exhibitions by many artists including Tracy Emin, John Kindness and Guercino. Pontus also has experience from working in social care, international education research and immigration. He holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Cass Business School.
Deputy Chief Executive & Communications Officer
Claire is the AAH’s Deputy Chief Executive & Communications Officer. She is responsible for overseeing the Association’s activities, events and profile, including the annual Conference and Bookfair. Claire joined the AAH in 2001. Claire is a practicing artist and curator. She completed a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 1999, followed by an MA in Curating in 2007, also at Goldsmiths. Recent projects include; Responding to Aernout Mik, an interview project at Camden Arts Centre; Good Riddance, an exhibition at MOT; and Telephone, an audio gallery.
Finance & Policy Manager
Matt Lodder is the AAH’s Finance and Policy Manager. Matt oversees the day-to-day business of the Association, including membership and the events and activities of the members’ groups. Matt was awarded his PhD in the History of Art from the University of Reading in 2010, having completed a thesis entitled, Body Art: Body Modification as Artistic Practice. Matt’s research is concerned with the artistic status of body art and body modification (including tattooing, body piercing and cosmetic surgery), applying art-theoretical and art-historical methodologies to the study of the modified body specifically as an art object rather than a site for psychological, psychiatric, anthropological or ethnographic interest. He has taught and lectured at undergraduate and postgraduate level on topics such as contemporary performance art, outsider art and pop surrealism.
Associate Editor, Art History
Samuel Bibby is Associate Editor of Art History, the flagship publication of the Association of Art Historians, for whom he has worked since 2005. He is responsible for managing the running of all day-to-day aspects of the journal. Trained at the University of Exeter, Courtauld Institute of Art, and University College London, he was formerly Editor of the journal Object, and Teaching Fellow in History of Art at UCL. His current research examines the ways in which the ritual practices of public space in fifteenth- and early-sixteenth-century Florence informed the production and reception of the art and architecture of the domestic realm.
Membership and Administrative Assistant