Seeking New Trustees for the Association for Art History

Application deadline 29 May 2020.

The Association for Art History leads the collective effort in the UK to advance the study and professional practice of art history. Through our programmes, publications and resources we connect those engaged with art history, and we advocate on behalf of the subject, stressing its importance in a well-rounded education and influencing relevant policy.

The Association is in the second year of a three-year strategy which outlines how we will strengthen the subject and support all of those in the broad art history community including, among others, academics and students in the higher education sector, teachers in pre-university education, professionals in museums and galleries and in the art market and those who have a personal interest in the subject.

The Association is governed by a committed board of fourteen people from various backgrounds and interests in art history. The board is chaired by Frances Fowle, Professor of Nineteenth-Century Art at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh and Senior Curator of French Art at the National Galleries of Scotland.

To help us in delivering our strategy, we would like to add trustees into the organisation with the following skills and backgrounds:

  • Academic
  • Art Market
  • Digital Strategy

The full board meets four times per year with several board committees supporting specific governance functions. Board membership is on a voluntary basis with travel expenses to meetings and events reimbursed.

The Association works to encourage diversity in our field and to increase access to art history regardless of economic or social strata, location, age, race or ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. We therefore welcome applications which reflect a variety of experience and personal circumstance.

To apply for a post on the Board, please email a CV and a letter outlining your interest in the Association and the pertinent skills or experience you would bring to our work. The deadline for applications is 29 May 2020. If you are considering an application and have questions about the Board or the organisation please contact the CEO, Gregory Perry. Contact with Chair of the board can also be arranged.

Application deadline: 29 May 2020.