About the BAA

Bringing together architecture, art and archaeology since 1843.

The British Archaeological Association was founded in 1843 for the study of archaeology, art, and architecture, and to promote the preservation of historic monuments and antiquities. It exists to enhance understanding of the material culture of Europe and the Mediterranean. It encourages research, organises conferences and publishes new work on the history of architecture and art of Roman to post-medieval date, with a particular interest in the art, architecture and archaeology of the Middle Ages, especially in Britain. Learn more

In view of the deteriorating Covid situation, the Twelfth-Night party has been cancelled and Roger Stalley’s lecture – ‘Early Irish Sculpture and the Art of the High Crosses’ – will be delivered online and not at the Society of Antiquaries. The Association hope to be able to resume meetings at the Society of Antiquaries in February 2022.

Upcoming events

Next Lecture 2 Feb 2022 Antiquarian Societies and Scholarly Networks: Collectors, Curators and Conferences
Next Conference 28 Mar 2022 Image and Narrative in Romanesque Art

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