Annual Public Lecture

The Association for Art History’s Annual Public Lecture is an annual talk for members of the public. Each year, a 40-minute lecture or panel discussion is designed to address topical art historical issues, or show how the history and practice of art can help us think differently about the world around us.

Previous topics and speakers have included Griselda Pollock on ‘Post Truth’, Sara Wajid, Jon Sleigh, Rachel Minnott and Gill Hart on ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts’ and Deborah Sugg Ryan on the evolution of ‘domestic design’.

In 2020 we held our first virtual Annual Public Lecture on ‘Re-Writing Women in to Art History’.

This year’s Annual Public Lecture – Women Collectors and Collecting Today, took place online on Wednesday 3 November 2021.