Affiliated Societies Meeting, Chicago 2010
Affiliated Societies Meeting
CAA Annual Conference, Chicago
Friday, February 12, 2010
Attendance- Affiliated Societies Represented:
American Council for Southern Asian Art
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
American Society for Aesthetics
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies
Art Libraries Society of North America
Arts Council of the African Studies Association
Association of Art Museum Curators
Association for Latin American Art
Association of College and University Museums and Galleries
Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art
Design Studies Forum
Foundations in Art: Theory and Education
Historians of British Art
Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture
Historians of Islamic Art Association
Historians of Netherlandish Art
International Association of Word and Image Association
Italian Art Society
Japan Art History Forum
Midwest Art History Society
National Council of Art Administrators
New Media Caucus
Pacific Arts Association
Public Art Dialogue
Society for Architectural Historians
Southeastern College Art Conference
Visual Culture Caucus
Visual Resources Association
Women’s Caucus for Art
I. Welcome – Paul B. Jaskot, CAA President and Barbara Nesin, President-Elect
Jaskot introduced the goals of today’s meeting, and drew participants’ interests in particular to the new Strategic Plan that charges the organization with outreach and communication with its affiliates. He then opened the floor for discussion and suggestions.
II. Affiliated Societies History and Benefits – Emmanuel Lemakis, Director of Programs, CAA
III. Suggestions from Affiliated Societies
A. Registration fees are high. Jaskot described the escalating costs of organizing a conference. Another participant disagreed and said, “We benefit from being a part of this larger group. Other major societies are twice as expensive.”
B. List Affiliated Society sessions in the preliminary program. Lemakis noted that this was once done when that booklet contained the entire preliminary program of sessions and meetings. The practice was revised due to budgetary considerations, but posting the preliminary program on the conference website (where it is searchable) more than compensates for its absence in the booklet.
C. Offer CAA publications such as caa.reviews to Affiliated Society members for an additional fee. Downs indicated that CAA staff will look into the feasibility of this.
D. Assist Affiliated Societies with membership by providing a link to all Affiliated Society websites when CAA members renew their membership online. CAA will look into this.
E. Affiliated Society member discounts on CAA registration. CAA is already discounting registration fees by offering early registration discounts.
F. Affiliated Societies should have a separate tile on the home page of the CAA website. CAA will take this suggestion into consideration.
G. CAA should have a web gallery for artists. CAA is now in discussion with ARTstor to develop a site for artists and art historians.
H. Standards and Guidelines: CAA Board will review and support guidelines generated by Affiliated Societies and will post them on the CAA Standards and Guidelines site. Affiliated Societies are to send newly developed guidelines to the CAA President for presentation to the CAA Board of Directors.
I. Practical publications are needed on pedagogy and other topics. The suggestion was to use the CAA website to generate these publications in concert with Affiliated Societies.
J. Another collaboration idea amongst organizations could include a one month offer of free access to each organization’s online publications.
K. CAA encouraged affiliated societies to submit advocacy issues to CAA.
IV. CAA will call an annual meeting of Affiliated Societies. Please contact Emmanuel Lemakis, Director of Programs for any related questions: email@example.com.
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