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New Chair of the Association for Art History

We are delighted to announce that Frances Fowle is the new Chair of the Association for Art History. Frances holds dual positions as Professor of Nineteenth-Century Art at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh and as Senior Curator of French Art at the National Galleries of Scotland.

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2019 Annual Conference Highlights

Highlights from this year's 2019 Annual Conference in Brighton.

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Postgraduate Dissertation Prize Winner

We are delighted to announce that Samantha Scott (University of York) is the winner of the Association for Art History’s 2018 postgraduate Dissertation Prize for her essay, ‘A Luminous Translation’: Lithophanes at Woburn Abbey, 1836 to 1838’.  The prize will be awarded to Samantha at the Association’s 2019 Annual Conference in Brighton. You can read an […]

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ASSOCIATION FOR ART HISTORY | PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY 7 March 2019, London downloadable pdf version This new one-day event took place on 7 March in London with the aim of offering professional advice, insights and career development opportunities, for those at a doctoral, post-doctoral and early career stage. This event was for people working within […]

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Winner of Undergraduate Dissertation Prize 2018

We are delighted to announce that Chloe Phillips (University of Edinburgh) is the winner of the Association for Art History’s 2018 undergraduate Dissertation Prize for her essay, ‘Malaysia’s Phantoms: Comparing Artistic Representations of National Identity, from the Merdeka Period to Present Day.‘ The prize will be awarded to Chloe at the Association’s 2019 Annual Conference in Brighton. You […]

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Response to CCEA History of Art A Level Announcement

The recent announcement from the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) regarding their decision to withdraw the GCE AS and A2 in History of Art from Summer 2021 is of significant concern, particularly given the efforts of many within and beyond our sector over the last year to ensure the long term future of art history education across the UK.

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Response to UCU Industrial Action

Association for Art History statement of support for those effected by proposed changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).

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Response to Creative Industries Sector Deal

As an organisation we remain committed to the principles of inspiring new thinking and advancing research; we see the ideas that develop through a rounded and challenging arts and humanities education as key drivers for the innovation and growth of the creative and cultural industries in this country.

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Our History

Since 1974 the Association for Art History has championed art history, visual culture and all those...

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Insight articles

2020 Art History Insights

Each month we publish ART HISTORY INSIGHTS,...

whose art history?

Back in 2018 we were fortunate to...

Hello from our new DECR Committee Chair

Introducing Gursimran Oberoi, new Chair of the...


Each month we produce a free INSIGHT...