Participants in the Art, Power, and Politics research seminar
The power and vitality of any scholarly discipline rest on its ability to forge connections—among people and ideas and across international boundaries. Connecting Art Histories aims to strengthen the discipline of art history globally and increase opportunities for sustained intellectual exchange across national and regional borders. The initiative springs from the recognition that art history develops fresh lines of inquiry when scholars from diverse regions, career stages, and academic training are able to inform each other's ideas and methodologies.

Connecting Art Histories focuses on regions where economic or political realities have previously prevented collaboration. A key activity of the initiative is the training of younger scholars in countries where art history is an emerging discipline. Foundation grants also support intensive research seminars and visiting professorships in art history departments and research centers. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have also offered resilience grants in our regions of focus that are shorter in duration and engage early-career scholars and graduate students in online programs.

Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. They should include a thorough project description and the name of the project's principal investigator, most often a senior specialist who will oversee administration of the project. If you are interested in learning more or submitting a proposal, please contact

More Information

See descriptions of Connecting Art Histories grants.

Learn about a related project, Art in Translation.

Read the special issue of Art in Translation on Connecting Art Histories.

Further Reading and Listening

Images (Top): Participants in the Art, Power, and Politics research seminar hosted by the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Paris visit the Cabinet des dessins at the Musée des Arts décoratifs. Photo: Markus Schilder © 2019 J. Paul Getty Trust. (Right): Participants in the University of Berkeley's traveling seminar, The Many Lives of Ancient Monuments, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nemrut Dağ in Turkey. Photo: Gucugur Gorkay © 2019 J. Paul Getty Trust.