The AAH is run by a small team of office staff.
Chief Executive Officer
Full-time, Mon - Fri
Pontus is the AAH's Chief Executive and joined the organisation in 2010. He is responsible for running the office and for the implementation of the organisation's strategy. Pontus was previously Deputy Director at the Foundling Museum in London, home of the Foundling Hospital art collection. During Pontus’s time at the Foundling, the museum hosted visiting exhibitions by artists including Guercino, Thomas Gainsborough and Tracy Emin. Pontus holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Cass Business School.
Deputy Chief Executive & Communications Officer
Part-time, Tues - Fri
Claire is the AAH’s Deputy Chief Executive & Communications Officer. She is responsible for overseeing the Association's communications and events, including the Annual Conference and Art Book Fair. Claire joined the AAH in 2001. She studied Fine Art (BA) and Curating (MA) at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has curated exhibitons and projects at Camden Arts Centre, MOT and set up Telephone, an audio gallery.
Membership & Engagement Officer
Full time, Mon - Fri
Claire(C) is the Membership and Engagement Officer. She is responsible for supporting AAH members and developing the membership scheme, as well looking after the day-to-day administrative duties within the office. Her background is in Arts Communication, having studied Art History at degree level, followed by a Masters in Visual Culture at MMU. She has over ten years’ experience working within the culture sector, including the Press departments at the Manchester Art Gallery and the British Museum, as well as not-for-profit organisations including Arts Council England.
Associate Editor, Art History
Full-time, Mon - Fri
Samuel is Associate Editor of Art History, the flagship publication of the Association of Art Historians, for whom he has worked since 2005. He is responsible for managing the running of all day-to-day aspects of the journal. Trained at the University of Exeter, Courtauld Institute of Art, and University College London, he was formerly Editor of the journal Object, and Teaching Fellow in History of Art at UCL. He is currently working on a book project addressing the history of art-historical periodicals in twentieth-century Britain, tentatively titled ‘The Pursuit of Understanding’.
Trevor is the AAH's Campaigns Manager. He is responsible for coordinating the AAH's work on raising awareness and support for art history across public, policy and institutional settings. He has previously worked with museums, galleries and membership bodies in education and development roles and co-founded art projects in Luton and South East London. He studied cultural theory and visual communication at Middlesex University and media technologies at University of the Arts London. In addition to his work with AAH he continues to develop projects with a range of artists, writers and film-makers both in the UK and in Europe