Who we are
We are a subject association, membership body and charity. Since 1974 we have been committed to promoting the value of art history and visual culture for all. We work with the education and cultural sectors to help ensure that art history continues to be supported, understood and enjoyed.
The Association for Art History is run by a small team of staff based in London and the organisation is governed by a Board of Trustees. Our members can attend our Annual General Meeting as representatives of art history and vote for Trustees.
Meet the office team
As Chief Executive, Greg Perry, provides leadership and oversight of the Association and works with the board to establish and carry out its strategic direction. Greg's academic background is in art history and law and he comes to the Association with extensive experience in the museum and gallery sector in the US and in the UK. Greg began his museums career at the Art Institute of Chicago in advocacy and fundraising and has served as chief operating officer at the National Gallery and York Museums Trust and as director at Pallant House Gallery, the Allentown Art Museum (|Pennsylvania) and the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University (New Jersey). Contact Greg
Claire is responsible for shaping our creative direction, and also manages our communications and events programmes, including our international Annual Conference. Claire has steered many of our successes in imagining new ways to think about and talk about art history and visual culture. Contact Claire
Samuel manages our academic journal, Art History. He studied modern languages at the University of Exeter, and art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and University College London. Samuel is currently completing a book, Art History as Things Seen: The New Art Historiography.Contact Samuel
Trevor works with our partners across education, culture and policy to find new and interesting ways of engaging with art history. Before joining the Association for Art History Trevor worked with museums, galleries and cultural institutions from across the UK and Europe. Contact Trevor
Elizabeth works closely with our Chief Executive to make sure that the organisation’s finances are managed and reported properly, and is responsible for managing the in-house finance functions of the Association. Contact Elizabeth
Ruth is responsible for membership and administration.