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Association for Art History welcomes new Chief Executive

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Gregory Perry as the new Chief Executive of the Association for Art History. Greg will take up the post on 14 February 2018.

Greg joins the organisation with extensive experience as a senior museums leader with expertise in organisational planning, fundraising, strategic budgeting and programme management. He is presently at the York Museums Trust where he serves as the interim Chief Operating Officer. He began his museums career in advocacy and fundraising at the Art Institute of Chicago, and has held executive level posts in the UK at the Imperial War Museum, Pallant House Gallery and the National Gallery, and in the US at the Allentown Art Museum and the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University.

Greg said of his appointment: “I have a life-long interest in the visual arts and culture, and will always remember the thrill of studying art history at university. It is an honour to be chosen as the Chief Executive of the Association for Art History. I share its dedication to art history and am inspired by the Association’s aims to broaden the appeal of the subject and to increase student engagement with art history while being an ever more vital resource for professionals in the field.”

Christine Riding, Chair of the Association for Art History, welcomed the appointment of the new Chief Executive, saying: “We were thrilled by the fantastic response to the advertisement and the high calibre of candidates. Greg impressed us with his thoughtful and creative ideas for the Association going forward and his passion for and commitment to art history and visual culture. He joins us at one of the most exciting times in our 43-year history, building on the renewed focus for our role as the subject association and advocacy body for art history. Greg’s skills, knowledge and enthusiasm will be invaluable in furthering our vision of a vibrant and vital subject, shaping its future for all.”

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