2024 Annual Conference

3-5 April 2024

University of Bristol

Booking now open!


2024 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Association for Art History. We are delighted to announce that our 50th annual conference will be held in collaboration with the History of Art department at the University of Bristol.

The Association for Art History’s Annual Conference brings together international research and critical debate about art history and visual culture. A key annual event, the conference is an opportunity to keep up to date with new research, hear leading keynotes, broaden networks and exchange ideas.

The 2024 Annual Conference is open to all, members and non-members of the Association for Art History.  Members of the Association get reduced conference rates, and concessionary tickets are also available.

Details on each session can be found below, and the Programme at a Glance page provides information on the entire schedule.

Conference tickets are now available and include access to all sessions, keynotes, exhibitors, visits, professional programme events and networking opportunities.

Further information about tickets can be found on the booking page –  BOOK NOW



We are delighted to announce our three keynote sessions for 2024:

Wednesday 3 April:  Re-thinking Black Art: curatorial models

  • Paul Goodwin, University of the Arts, London


Thursday 4 April: History Through Art: The Challenges and Opportunities of an Unreliable Witness

  • Ben Highmore, University of Sussex


Friday 5 April: The AAH at 50: Art History and the Association a panel discussion

  • AAH Chair, Christopher Breward, Director of National Museums Scotland joins former AAH Chairs Christine Riding, The National Gallery, London, Evelyn Welch, University of Bristol and Nigel Llewellyn, Independent,  for a conversation with our CEO Gregory Perry


For Conference queries, please contact

For hotel information:  Hotel Guide 2024

Image: Jeppe Hein, Follow Me (2009), in the Royal Fort Gardens, University of Bristol; Photo: Jamie Woodley.


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