Art History Chapter

The Art History chapter organises an annual program of activities including visits to artists' studios and workshops, lectures by art historians, visits to public and private galleries, discussions with art industry experts, and informal, social gatherings with fellow members.

The chapter also raises funds to support art, and art students, at La Trobe.

The chapter was formed by graduates of La Trobe's Art History program. Anyone with an interest in art is welcome to join, particularly current and former La Trobe Visual Arts students.

How to join

You can join or renew your membership via AlumniConnect. AlumniConnect allows you to update your contact details, join chapters and register for events.

Simply register for AlumniConnect (or login if you already have an account) and click on the Chapters and Networks section.

If you need help with AlumniConnect, please contact us on 1300 737 133 or +61 3 9479 2011, or email

Alternately, you can download the Art History chapter membership form using the link below

Download the membership form in PDF format (206kb)


The chapter has previously awarded the following annual prizes

  • Art History Alumni Third Year Prize ($500) - presented to the student with the highest academic results
  • Art History Alumni Honours Prize ($250) - presented to student with the highest first  academic results for a first class standard thesis on a topic of art history

Committee members

ChairSandra Nicholson
SecretaryRobyn Walton
TreasurerThalia Kingston
Committee Members

Michael Moignard
Felicity Renowden
Esther Theiler
Elizabeth Trenerry
Frank Heckes
Cristin Wilkinson (AAO)
Suzanne Dixon (AAO)

Contact: Sandra Nicholson

Committee meetings

The chapter committee meet six times each year. Meetings are held on the second Friday of every second month. The next meeting will be held at 10am on Wednesday 7 December 2016. For more information about committee meetings please contact

Committee meeting - 14 October 2016

Download AHA agenda 14 October 2016 [DOC 111KB]

Committee meeting - 12 August 2016

Download AHA minutes 12 August 2016 [DOC 22 KB]

Committee meeting - 10 June 2016

Download AHA minutes 10 June 2016 [DOC 24KB]

Committee meeting - 8 April 2016

Download AHA minutes 8 April 2016 [DOC 28KB]

Annual General Meeting - 12 February 2016

Download AHA AGM minutes 12 February 2016 [DOC 29KB]

For copies of minutes from previous years please contact


Upcoming events

  • 14 October 2016: Presentation on Hieronymus Bosch exhibition by Frank Heckes, LUMA
  • 18 October 2016: Angry Penguins exhibition talk and tour, Heide Museum of Modern Art
  • 17 November 2016: Rae Alexander Lecture, NGV.

Recent events

  • 15 June 2016: Beleura House day tour, Mornington
  • 6 May 2016: Fashion Study Room Tour, NGV
  • 8 April 2016: ‘A Language of the Vanishing’ Artist and Curator Talk, LUMA
  • 4 March 2016: Frames Tour with John Payne, NGV.

For more information about chapter events, please contact