SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ART HISTORY
Our vision is for a world in which art history thrives and through it we gain a deeper understanding of art and human culture.
The Association for Art History leads the collective effort in the UK to advance the study and practice of art history. Through our programmes, publications and resources we connect those engaged with art history, aid scholarly research and develop professional practice. We advocate on behalf of a broad and inclusive subject, stressing its importance in a well-rounded education and influencing relevant policy.
WHAT WE VALUE
We invite participation from those in the field to help create an organisation that is responsive, focused yet flexible and is most beneficial to the subject and its practitioners.
We foster an inclusive approach within the subjects of art history and visual culture. We strive to reach broad audiences within the UK and those from areas beyond our traditional spheres of scholarship, readership and involvement. We work to reduce barriers to engagement with art history that may exist as a result of economic or social strata, location, age, capacity, race or ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.
The highest standards of excellence and academic rigour underpin all of our work be it in our journal, our annual conference or our programmes for professionals, those in secondary and primary education and the interested public.
We keep a watchful eye over issues, legislation and social, cultural and pedagogical trends that effect our subject. We seek opportunities to promote the subject, increase participation, and support practitioners. We advocate to affect change and find solutions to challenges.
The ability to recognise and respectfully engage with differing viewpoints and perspectives is essential in our professional interactions. We encourage ways of viewing, doing and being which help to ensure that our organisation is welcoming to all.
AAH Strategic Plan 2022-2024