We work with colleagues from across culture, the creative industries, education, academia and the commercial sector to ensure a vital and vibrant context for art history and the study of visual culture.


Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars

The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars is a Livery Company in the City of London. The Company's charity policy primarily evolves around education and training in the arts, and they support our annual Ways of Seeing conference which enables students from maintained sector schools to attend free of charge.

National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD)

NSEAD is the leading national authority concerned with art, craft and design across all phases of education in the United Kingdom. We offer, for a single subscription, the extensive benefits of membership of a professional association, a learned society and a trade union.


Engage (the National Association for Gallery Education) is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education. They support arts educators, organisations and artists to work together with communities in dynamic, open exchanges that give everyone the opportunity to learn and benefit from the arts.

The Council for Higher Education in Art & Design (CHEAD)

CHEAD is the representative body for the art and design higher education sector (HE A&D). Its mission is to contribute to the development of the A&D community, its standing and stature as well as its engagement with the outside world.