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Standards & Guidelines

Since its founding in 1911, CAA has regularly issued Standards and Guidelines that are developed by CAA’s committees, special task forces, and affiliated societies and presented to the Board of Directors for approval or endorsement. CAA encourages all members, institutional and individual, to read, understand, and use these documents.

CAA Guidelines

These Standards and Guidelines, relating to professional practices for the fields of art and art history, have been published formally since 1973.
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Intellectual Property

The guidelines presented in this section will answer your questions about intellectual property and inform your discussions and debates.
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CAA Fields of Study

The Fields of Study list reflects the areas of expertise of CAA members. It provides us with a uniform way of talking about and referring to subject areas. This list is updated once a year in March.

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