Our vision is to advance research in the creation, use, and cultural meaning of art in all its forms from ancient rock art to the digital age.
The Australian Institute of Art History adopts a cross-cultural perspective that builds upon its unique location south of the equator in the Asia Pacific Basin. It welcomes a variety of approaches to art history by historians, curators, critics, and scholars in related disciplines. It hopes to provide a think tank between museums and universities. The key areas of research activity are Australian art, Asian Art, Contemporary Art, and European art. The stimulus for its foundation was the International Congress in the History of Art, held at the University of Melbourne in January 2008, Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration and Convergence.
Banner Image: Iantomferry at English Wikipedia. AGNSW Sydney, main court showing ceiling hung work 'Rally 2014' by Nike Savvas. 2014. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license
The Australian Institute of Art History has for many years held a place for fellowships. Here you can view current and past fellows of AIAHView
The Australian Institute of Art History board oversees our institute, lending expertise and guidance to meet the goals of our vision statement.View
The Australian Institute of Art History engages in a number of Partnerships both collaborative and philanthropic. See here for a full list of our partnersView
- Jayne Anderson, Christopher R. Marshall and Andrew Yip (eds.,). The Legacies of Bernard Smith: Essays on Australian Art, History and Cultural Politics. Sydney: Power Publications, 2016. Available from the Power Publications website
- John Poynter and Benjamin Thomas. Miegunyah: The Bequests of Russell and Mab Grimwade. Carlton: Miegunyah Press, 2015. Available from the Melbourne University Publishing website
- Kerrianne Stone and Dr Gerard Vaughan AM (eds.,) The Piranesi Effect. Sydney: NewSouth Publishing, 2015. Available from the NewSouth Books website
- Jaynie Anderson (ed.,). Crossing Cultures: Conflict, migration and convergence, The proceeding of the 32nd international congress of the history of art. Carlton: Melbourne University Publishing, 2009. Available from the Melbourne University Publishing website. Download Patrick McCaughey's review (135kb pdf)
- Interspaces: Art and Architectural Exchanges from East to West, conference held at the University of Melbourne, 20-22 August 2012. View the conference proceedings
- Jaynie Anderson (ed.,). The Cambridge Companion to Australian Art. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. This volume reflects the vision of AIAH. The publication has been extensively reviewed, see Andrew Sayers review in the Australian Book Review, 'A new Orthodoxy for Australian Art'
- Jaynie Anderson (ed.,). Journal of Art Historiography Number 4 June 2011. This issue of the Journal of Art Historiography has been archived in perpetuity by the National Library of Australia in its Pandora web archive
- Print Matters at the Baillieu is a collection of essays composed by some leading Australian print scholars. They reveal some fascinating insights into collectors, collections, and works of art. Inspired by the print collection at the Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne, these essay are the proceedings from the 2011 symposium of the same title. For more information please see the University of Melbourne Library Special Collections website