The proposed programs for the Institute include fellowships for postgraduate, postdoctoral and scholars, symposia, the creation of research networks, and publications. We are looking to endow three permanent positions, the director and two assistants in the fields of indigenous and Asian art, as well as visiting fellowships for postgraduate students and visiting academics. The institute is being led by Professor Jaynie Anderson, Herald Chair of Fine Arts and President of the International Committee of Art History (CIHA). During the course of her CIHA presidency she has sought to advance the development of art history in the Pacific Basin. The Advisory Board for the institute is chaired by Fred Grimwade and composed of academics, and leading representatives of the Arts and Museums Sectors.
For more than a decade it has been the shared ambition of art historians and museum curators to create an advanced institute of art history in Australia. We are in the process of establishing partnerships with National Gallery of Victoria , Trinity College , and with the AAANZ , and are looking to create more for the future development of the Institute.
APIAH: Asian Pacific Institutes of Art History