Art History and me

| CEO at MTArt Agency Marine Tanguy talks to the Association for Art History about what art history means to her and why she feels it is imperative that it should be taught in schools. | Marine Tanguy has been working in the art world for the past eight years.  An advocate for artists since […]

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Ten years of ‘Ways of Seeing’

| This year we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of ‘Ways of Seeing’, our annual conference for A Level students and teachers which is focused on seeing and thinking differently about art and art history. It is a unique event that supports art history education in schools, colleges and galleries. Over the last decade Ways of […]

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SPoKE | Art history beyond the page

| In advance of the January submission deadline for SPoKE 2018, Founder Tom Parson discusses how the idea of getting his students to create short films on their chosen piece of art has gone from strength to strength. | SPoKE, the art documentary competition for students in years 11, 12 and 13 was launched in […]

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Visualizing Visions | Exploring the Rijksmuseum dataset

| Floor Koeleman discusses her PhD project Visualizing Visions, which focuses on the use of digital tools for art historical research | As an art historian I look at the past, but today I will look at the future. What innovative methods and techniques can be used for art historical research? This question is central to […]

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Art history and me

| Naomi Daw is a PhD researcher in Art History at the University of Sussex and also the Society Coordinator for the University’s Art History Society. In this latest edition of ‘Art History and Me’ Naomi explains how it was her love of travel and popular culture that sparked her interest in studying art history […]

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Making Connections

This summer we worked with colleagues from the University of Leeds to develop a ground-breaking residential course for art teachers to engage with art history. The Plan + Prepare + Provide art teachers residential at the School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies was the first of a new strand of projects […]

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The Easel Initiative

The Easel Initiative | A New Platform For The Arts By Founder, Charlotte Maxwell. It is always a strange feeling returning to your old school. A heady mix of nostalgia, the feeling that you never left and a barrage of memories you had totally forgotten flooding back all at once. It is a simultaneously lovely […]

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Art history and me

| Penny Wickson, Chair of the Association for Art History Schools Group | Given my family background it may not seem surprising that I should have studied art history at university. My father read History and was a Headmaster and my mother became a textile artist after leaving her job as a medical secretary to […]

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The physician’s folding almanac: a misnomer of the medievalist?

| Amy Moore, University of York | Extract from the winning entry of the Association for Art History’s Undergraduate Dissertation Prize 2016. In November 2013, the Wellcome Library acquired a small folding manuscript, MS 8932. Previously unknown to scholars, this private manuscript was sold as a ‘folding almanac’, becoming one of 29 known folding astrological […]

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Home, exile and the politics of belonging

Artists and speakers from across the world explored the experiences of exile and belonging in relation to art in this session, ‘Home, exile and the politics of belonging’, at the Association’s 2017 Annual Conference. Here’s a snapshot of this session. Joel Robinson (The Open University, UK) opened the morning session, with his paper Exhibiting the […]

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New era for art history

We believe that art history and visual culture inspires people to think differently and see differently. We’ve reflected this belief through the development of a strong and innovative visual design, reconsidered our use of tone and language, and opted for a name that clearly states that we are for art history. It is a belief […]

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