Association for Art History

association for art history

This year the Association for Art History Careers Day will take place in collaboration with The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).

This one-day event offers useful introductions and insights into the range of careers that are open to students who have studied or enjoyed art history and visual culture.

The Careers Day brings together a wide range of speakers from different fields within the arts and culture sector, who share professional expertise and experience in areas such as curating, conservation, arts journalism, marketing, education and freelancing. It’s also an opportunity for students to make contacts and gain advice on how to access or further their career objectives.

This event is designed for recent graduates, undergraduates, sixth-form students, as well as those who are interested in pursuing a career in the increasingly competitive arts and heritage sector.

During the breaks between sessions attendees have the chance to talk informally with the speakers, and to discuss more specific careers advice.


10:00 – 10:20 Registration (35 mins)

10:20 – 10:30 Welcome (10 mins)

Panel 1:  Museums & Galleries

10.30 – 13.00

Helen Hillyard (Assistant Curator, Dulwich Picture Gallery)

Jo Rice (‎Head of Education, Ashmolean Museum)

Jevon Thistlewood (Paintings Conservator, Ashmolean Museum)

Panel 2:  Academia, Heritage & Conservation

13:00 – 15:00

Alice Purkiss (Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate, National Trust/University of Oxford)

Dr Ros Holmes (Junior Research Fellow, History of Art, Christ Church College, University of Oxford

14:30 – 15:00 Tea/coffee

Panel 3: Freelancing & the Art Market

15:00 – 16:30

Tarini Malik (Exhibition Consultant (formerly Head of Exhibition, Isaac Julien Studio)

Lily Le Brun (Freelance Art Journalist and Author)

Alexis Ashot (Director, Old Masters Group/International Head of Private Sales, Christie’s)


Standard rate: £12

Member rate: £8

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Tickets include refreshments. Places are limited and tickets must be bought online in advance. Click here to register for your ticket.

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Public Engagement with Research

Contact name: Emily Knight

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Audience: Open to all