Art History Festival 2024

Monday 16 – Sunday 22 September 

The Association for Art History’s Art History Festival is a free, annual event for the public which celebrates and explores the histories of art, design and architecture showing how these subjects help us to better understand the world around us. The programme consists of in-person and online events offered by organisations and individuals from across the UK during one week in September.

Art History Festival 2024 will take place between Monday 16 – Sunday 22 September. This year’s theme is Art History: Local to Global, celebrating art and visual culture that draws inspiration from local history and tradition, including art that breathes new life into communities or that transcends borders. Our programme of events will include talks, tours, demonstrations, workshops, panel discussions, walks, family events, family workshops, and community-driven and youth art events.

The 2023 Festival included nearly 70 events from over 50 museums, galleries and cultural organisations around the UK; attracting over 18,000 attendees. View the programme here: Art History Festival 2023. We hope you can join us this September!



  • Participation: If you or your organisation are interested in participating in Art History Festival 2024, please review our guidelines and email our Festival Coordinator, with any queries.
  • Sponsorship: Please contact Jo Cottrell, our Development Manager, if you would like to discuss Festival sponsorship opportunities.

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