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About

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

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.

We run a broad programme of events, publications, and funding opportunities for those working with art history in further & higher education,  museums & galleries or schools, as well as those studying art history or undertaking freelance work. We provide resources and networks for our 1400 members and the wider art history community. 

The AAH publishes the leading academic journal, Art History, and 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.

The AAH is based at Cowcross Street in 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.

Other things that you may be interested in:

Become an AAH Member 

Events programme and Annual Conference

AAH Grants & Prizes


The Association 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). 

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