Become a member

As an organisation we work hard to shape the future for art history. Our membership plays an important part in that work and our Members and supporters make what we do possible, helping us champion the value of art history, bringing people together to share knowledge, inspire new thinking, and advance research.

Our membership is open to all, wherever you are in the world. Annual membership runs for 12 months from your joining date, and our extended memberships (our Membership Plus programme) run for three years from the day you join.

Follow the steps below and your membership will be active within 24 hours, even sooner if you are an existing member renewing your membership.

COVID-19 UPDATE

The Association for Art History team are currently working remotely. This follows governmental guidance for office workers and organisations (particularly those in London) to adopt remote working to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As a result of this we are prsently unable to mail out membership cards and materials, but this does not affect your membership status or member benefits. In some instances it may take longer for us to process your membership, so we thank you in advance for your patience.

Please note that we are currently unable to accept payments by cheque.

JOIN OR RENEW IN THREE EASY STEPS

Step 1: Select the membership type that you want from the INDIVIDUAL, STUDENT or CONCESSIONARY* boxes below.

Step 2: Complete the online Membership form.

Step 3: Make your payment by Credit or Debit Card or Direct Debit.

*CONCESSIONARY membership is available to anyone with an income of less than £20,000 per year.

Need some help or some more information? Contact our Membership Officer on +44 (0) 20 7490 3211 or email membership@forarthistory.org.uk

If you work for a university, museum, gallery, heritage site, auction house, historic house, foundation or publishers you may be interested in finding out more about our INSTITUTIONAL memberships. Get in touch to find out more about INSTITUTIONAL Membership.

MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS

Members of the Scottish Society for Art History (SSAH) are entitled to a 20% discount on membership of the Association for Art History.

Members of CAA are entitled to a 20% discount on membership of the Association for Art History – members of the Association for Art History also get a 20% discount on membership to CAA.

Our Membership Plus programme provides three years membership for the price of two, equivalent to a 33% saving.

If you would like to apply a SSAH, CAA, or Membership Plus discount please email our Membership Officer before applying on membership@forarthistory.org.uk

We also offer a 10% discount if you wish to pay for your membership by Direct Debit. The Direct Debit discount is applied during the payment process.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION | PLEASE READ

If you need to buy or renew membership before 20 May, please contact us so that we can send you a Membership form to fiill out. We are currently completing the final testing of our new online system and during this period will not be accepting online payments.

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

INDIVIDUAL

INDIVIDUAL membership is £60 including VAT and gives you access to a range of benefits and opportunities.

The benefits

  • Member rates for ALL our events including Annual Conference
  • Access to grants up to £1000 for research and professional practice
  • Member discount for print and digital subscription to our journal
  • Professional development opportunities throughout the year
  • Opportunities to present and engage with new research
  • Networking, news and updates

STUDENT

STUDENT membership is £30 including VAT and is open to Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral students.

The benefits

  • Member rates for ALL our events, including Summer Symposium and New Voices
  • Access to grants up to £1000 for research, travel and conferences
  • Member discount for print and digital subscription to our journal
  • Discounts and partner offers
  • Training, development and networking events

CONCESSIONARY

CONCESSIONARY membership is £30 including VAT and offers all the benefits of membership at a discounted rate.

The benefits

  • Member rates and priority booking for ALL our events, including Annual Conference and Professional Development Day
  • Access to grants up to £1000 for research, travel and image rights
  • Professional development opportunities throughout the year
  • Opportunities to present and engage with new research
  • Networking and peer mentoring opportunities