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Art History: Professional Organizations

Professional Organizations

  • College Art Association
    The College Art Association (CAA), as the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promotes these arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.

  • Americans for the Arts
    Our mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.

  • Association of Art Historians   
    We are a UK-based membership organisation for those with a professional commitment to and interest in art history and visual culture. Formed in 1974, the AAH plays a key role at national level in helping shape and secure the future of the discipline.

  • Pre-Raphaelite Society
    Since 1849 the Pre-Raphaelite Movement has coloured and influenced the appreciation of art, not only in its British birthplace but throughout the world.

  • Art Historians of Southern California
    The Art Historians of Southern California “AHSC” was founded in 1959 and is a College Art Association “CAA” affiliated organization. AHSC’s focus is to bring art historians from a variety of professional backgrounds (universities, colleges, community colleges, museums, and galleries) throughout California to engage in dialogue about the most current scholarship and professional practices in the field of art history.

  • International Center for Medieval Art
    The mission of the International Center of Medieval Art is to promote and support the study, understanding, and preservation of the visual and material culture of the Middle Ages produced in Europe, the Mediterranean region, and the Slavic world, during the period between ca. 300 and ca. 1500 C.E.

  • National Endowment for the Arts
    The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

  • Society of Architectural Historians
    The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide for the benefit of all.

  • Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California
    The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California is dedicated to establishing and maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and design in clay and glass.

  • Association of Art Museum Directors
    The purpose of the Association of Art Museum Directors is to support its members in increasing the contribution of art museums to society.

  • Association for Art History
    The Association for Art History welcomes all art historians, museum professionals,

  • critics and scholars, including graduate students.

  • Arts and Crafts Society
    In the spirit of the societies created during the early 20th century in response to the Arts and Crafts Movement, this site has been created to provide an online "home" for the present-day Arts & Crafts Movement community.

  • American Guild of Judaic Art
    Our mission is to celebrate the rich diversity of and sacred beauty of Judaic art around the world, and to establish a community for those who are inspired to fulfill the commandment of Hiddur Mitzvah by creating, collecting and exhibiting Jewish Art.

  • American Craft Council
    The American Craft Council (ACC) is a national, nonprofit educational organization founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb. With a mission to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft, we celebrate the remarkable achievements of the many gifted artists today who are working with a variety of materials. - See more at:

  • International Council of Museums
    The International Council of Museums works for society and its development. It is committed to ensuring the conservation, and protection of cultural goods.

  • International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
    IIC is an independent international organisation supported by individual and institutional members. It serves as a forum among professionals with responsibility for the preservation of cultural heritage.

  • INTERCOM: International Committee on Management    
    INTERCOM focuses on ideas, issues and practices relating to the management of museums, within an international context. The principle actions in management are to plan, resource, implement, evaluate and adjust, based on an identified vision.

  • National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC)
    NAMAC facilitates collaboration, strategic growth, innovation and cultural impact for the media arts field.

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