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Founded in 1974, the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand is the peak professional body for art historians, critics, curators, artists and art students across Australia and New Zealand. Our executive includes representatives from each Australian state and from New Zealand.

Join now to enjoy the full membership benefits for 2018, including access to 2 issues of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art (ANZJA) as well as regular updates about art and art history news and events in the region.

Please note that Memberships for the AAANZ operate in advance of the calendar year (1st January – 31st December), however we welcome new members at any time. If you have any queries please contact our business manager at

If you would like a copy of the second edition of the ANZJA for 2017, but have missed the membership period, please contact Back issues of the journal are also available.

Without your continued support AAANZ cannot continue to exist.

Your Membership supports our key activities:

  • Each year we hold a conference (this rotates around each Australian state and new Zealand). The conference is an important event that connects the broad range of researchers working in art across Australia and New Zealand, and always includes important keynote speakers. Your membership also supports our postgraduate students by allowing us to include a student bursary scheme, master-classes and other opportunities for postgraduate participation in the conference
  • Each year we award the ten AAANZ prizes, which recognise the best in art historical publishing (across monographs, journal articles and exhibition catalogues) as well as an annual prize for a recent PhD graduate.
  • The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art (ANZJA) is published bi-annually. This is the first refereed art-historical journal in Australasia, recognised for its quality by the Australian Research Council. It includes articles, reviews and criticism that enhance contemporary practice and historical understanding of all aspects of visual art. The journal is available both as a hardcopy and online.
  • The website is an important resource for disseminating news and events happening across art history and arts research. From 2016 we will also be sending regular news bulletins that highlight lectures and conferences, recent appointments, calls for papers, recent publications and other news about art and art history research across the region.
  • The AAANZ also advocates for art history and arts research across Australia and New Zealand. This includes improving representation of Indigenous and other emerging voices in art history. For instance, AAANZ now awards annual prizes for the best art writing by an Indigenous Australian and best art writing by a New Zealand Mâori or Pacific Islander.

Full Membership Benefits

  • Mailed hard copy of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art (published biannually).
  • Online access to current and past issues of the journal via the Taylor & Francis website.
  • Eligibility to enter the annual AAANZ Prizes.
  • Discount on membership to the Association of Art Historians (AHA) (Britain).
  • Access to advertise your news and events on the AAANZ News webpage and in our regular email bulletins.
  • Access via our Business Manager to our database of researchers working across art and art history in the region (for appropriate purposes only).

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Full Membership (includes both online and hard copy access to the journal) $150
Concession membership* (includes online journal access only) $60
Large Museum membership** $350
Small Museum Membership**  $150
Patron membership $550

* Concessions include current students, casual staff, low-wage, and retirees.

** Museums are small (less than 50) or large (more than 50) according to number of staff.