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Art History: Professional Information

Professional Organizations

The College Art Association (CAA) - The College Art Association of America (CAA) is the principal organization in the United States for professionals in the visual arts, from students to art historians to emeritus faculty. Founded in 1911, it promotes these arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.

Midwest Art History Society - The Midwest Art History Society brings together academic, museum-based, and independent art historians in the common goal of scholarly inquiry and the exchange of ideas.

American Alliance of Museums - Since 1906 the Alliance has been a leader in developing best practices and advocating for museums, as well as providing a host of opportunities to museum staff and volunteers. More than 35,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, institutions, and corporate partners benefit from the work of the Alliance.

Association of Historians of American Art - The Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) is an international scholarly community that promotes the exchange of ideas on American art and culture from colonial encounters to contemporary practices. 

International Association for Visual Culture - The International Association for Visual Culture (IAVC) is an international network of scholars, educators, artists, curators, and museum professionals dedicated to the advancement of Visual Culture Studies in a transnational and contemporary framework.

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