The AAH exists to promote the professional practice and public understanding of art history and our advocacy work is a key part of what we do.

Our advocacy and campaigns work covers a range of areas including education, policy and partnerships and build on 4 decades of initiatives helping to shape and secure the future of the discipline and reach out to new audiences.

Overview of our advocacy and campaigns work

Education: Thinking About Art

Building on the success of our 2015 text book, by Penny Huntsman, the next 2 years of our work in education takes the books title as a campaign umbrella and call to action. ‘Thinking About Art’ sums up our approach to supporting art history in education from primary to post-grad and beyond into informal learning settings such as museums, galleries and other cultural organisations. Starting in September 2016 the programme aims to build art history clusters around the UK, joining up and supporting universities, schools and cultural organisations. To find out more about our Thinking About Art and advocacy work in education email us or follow us on Twitter @aaheducation

Policy and Strategy

Our ongoing campaign work on policy aims to identify key issues, provide analysis and evidence, and have a positive impact on art history and the wider arts and academic arenas. We do this through working with a range of strategic partners and through our responses to consultations, requests for information and other policy channels. To find out more about our policy campaign work and ways in which you can be involved please email us


We work with colleagues from across culture, the creative industries, academia and the commercial sector to ensure a vital and vibrant context for art history and the study of visual culture. Our partnerships range from informal alliances with networks such as CHEAD and formal funding relationship with charities such as the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars. To find out more about our partnership work and to discuss potential opportunities please contact Trevor Horsewood 

A level History of Art: New Specification (for 2017) from Pearson

We welcomed the announcement from Pearson regarding securing the future History of Art A level. Details about the new History of Art specification (for teaching fro September 2017) are now available from Pearson.  Find out more.

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