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The Association of Art Historians
was formed in 1974 to support and promote the study of art history
Art history has historically been understood as the academic study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contexts, i.e. genre, design, format, and style...
. It is based in London and is a registered charity (No. 282579).
Individual membership is open to anyone with a personal or professional interest in art history or visual culture. Institutional membership is also available.
There are five membership groups:
- Independent freelancers
- Academics involved with teaching, learning & research
- School teachers
- Museums & exhibitions professionals.
Governance and financial
The Association is governed by a Board of Trustees. For the year ended 31 December 2010 the AAH had a gross income of £396,818 and expenditure of £359,507 according to accounts filed with the Charity Commission
The Charity Commission for England and Wales is the non-ministerial government department that regulates registered charities in England and Wales....
There is a quarterly newsletter, the Bulletin
, and a scholarly journal Art History
Art History is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Association of Art Historians. The journal was established in 1978. Art History provides an international forum for research relating to all aspects of the historical and theological study of painting,...
published five times a year in association with Wiley-Blackwell which is peer-reviewed.
Regular events take place tailored to particular member groups, together with an annual conference.
The AAH is affiliated with the U.S College Art Association
The College Art Association of America is the principal professional association in the United States for practitioners and scholars of art, art history, and art criticism...
(CAA) and supports the Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA).