The AAH produces a number of publications.

Thinking About Art: A Thematic Guide to Art History

Thinking About Art: A Thematic Guide to Art History is the first A level Art History textbook to be produced specifically for teachers and students, as well as a wider audience. It's written by experienced teacher, and former member of the AAH schools group, Penny Huntsman.

Thinking About Art explores some of the most influential works of art and architecture in the world through specific themes, instead of chronology. The book is based on the current AQA A level syllabus, but is designed to appeal more broadly to those with a general interest in art, and those teaching or studying other A level subjects, such as Art, English or History, where aspects of art history are relevant.

It's over 300 pages long, includes over 200 colour illustrations and is accompanied by a companion website. It provides a wealth of formal and contextual analysis, including suggested exercises and further reading.


Bulletin is the AAH members’ newsletter which is published three times a year. AAH members receive a copy of the newsletter. To find out more and look at the Bulletin online archive please click here.  

Guidelines for how to propse, prepare and organise an exhibition

'Don't Ask for the Mona Lisa' booklet is a guide for how to put on an exhibition. It offers an introduction to key aspects of exhibition curation, from the early planning stages to the design and opening of the show. The booklet provides assistance to those organising both small-scale and large exhibitions, as well as offering guidance on working with paintings, sculptures, and contemporary installations. Available in hardcopy or pay-per-download PDF formats. For more information please click here

 Careers in Art History

When embarking on the competitive arts job market it pays to be well-informed. This book aims to guide you through the options available – whether you are a prospective undergraduate student of Art History wondering where the degree could take you, or a professional looking to develop your existing art history career or move into the field.

In this new edition we have grouped jobs by theme to show the range of careers available within certain sectors and how they interconnect. We have also included more potential careers, including less obvious roles such as advertising, heritage tourism and museum retail, and reflected the changing job market with an extended entry on freelance work. There are also new sections with practical information on marketing yourself, writing CVs and finding funding. The further information sections accompanying each entry have also been updated.

The Student Member's Group also organises and runs annual full-day 'Careers in Art History' events. Full details can be found on our website here.

Previous AAH publications include: 

The Art Book

A quarterly news and reviews magazine, which ceased production at the end of 2010. Access to previous issues (since 1994) of the magazine will still be available online via Wiley.

Teaching Art & Design History: Working with Students with Disabilities (pdf)

A comprehensive 27-page booklet. It was produced in association with the Learning and Teaching Support Network in response to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001. Published: 2003

21st-Century Art History: Global Reception (pdf)

A leaflet that has been published in collaboration with the ADM-HEA. It considers how recent attempts to ‘globalise’ art history have impacted on research and on teaching and learning strategies. The leaflet follows a series of papers that were presented at the AAH annual conference, Conception: Reception held in Bristol in 2005 which, in part, were stimulated by the GLAADH project. Published: 2006

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