Members Groups

Members’ Groups are sub-committees within the AAH that represent the interests of the following members. The Chair of each Members’ Group sits on the Executive Committee.

The Association's broad range of activities and events reflect the interests and needs of five key membership constituencies. Each constituency is actively involved in shaping and delivering a worthwhile AAH programme. They are represented by a committee and group Chair. 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.

The student group (now known as the Student Members Committee or SMC) is made up of 15 student members who meet regularly to organise and oversee events, activities and publications that will appeal to students and AAH members more broadly. The group offers support and communication networks for undergraduate and postgraduate students, particularly those involved in doctoral research.

Freelance & Independent members
There are a growing number of freelance art historians who operate independently of a university or institution. Many earn all or some of their income from freelance activities such as lecturing in colleges, schools or adult education classes, from curating, writing, editing, or translating art-related materials. The Independent members’ group provides an online newsgroup and communication network, as well as opportunities to promote their freelance professional services through an online AAH Directory. 

Further & Higher Education (formerly Teaching, Learning & Research)
The Further & Higher Education group represents the interests of academics in universities and colleges who are engaged with art history and visual culture.
The group actively involves itself in current issues affecting those involved in teaching and studying art history and visual culture at a graduate and post-graduate level.This group is currently looking to broaden its membership and would welcome the participation and contribution of AAH members involved in this field.

Art History in Schools
The Schools Group is run by and for teachers of art and design history in schools and further education colleges in the UK. The schools group organises a variety of activities including an annual ‘Ways of Seeing’ conference for teachers and students which currently takes place at The British Museum. The schools pages on the AAH website are aimed at making it easier for teachers to communicate with each other and share information and resources.

Museums & Exhibitions
The Museums and Exhibitions group represents the interests of members working in museums or galleries in the UK. The group offers an email communication and news network for members, as well as academic and professional practice sessions at the annual AAH conference. This group is currently looking to broaden its membership and would welcome the participation and contribution of AAH members involved in this field.

If you have any questions regarding any of the above members’ groups please contact the chair of the members’ group, or forward your question to