Faculty of ArtsAustralian Institute of Art History

Cit of Melbourne

Aerial view of Melbourne, from South bank with the National Gallery of Victoria on St Kilda Road in the foreground and Federation Square across the river on the right hand side.
© The National Gallery of Victoria

AIAH Vision statement

The Australian Institute of Art History at The University of Melbourne

Our vision is to advance research in the creation, use, and cultural meaning of art in all its forms from ancient rock art until the digital age. The Australian Institute of Art History will adopt a cross-cultural perspective that builds upon its unique location south of the equator in the Asia Pacific Basin. It will welcome 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 will be 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.

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