How do I join AHFAP?
Please click on our JOIN tab at the top of the website. This will take you to our membership page where you can see information about how to join. To take out membership you will need to register using WebCollect. To make this easier for you our webteam has embedded WebCollect into our site at the bottom of the Membership page.
Which subscription do I need?
Our subscriptions are split into various categories, find the one that best fits you or your team (according to size of team or financial status) and click to add. Every type of membership we offer is listed in the All-Subs tab of WebCollect.
How do I sign in to WebCollect?
Once you have added the membership that best fits you, you will be prompted to sign up to WebCollect. You will create an account with a password. Please keep your password safe. If you forget your password, you can contact our membership secretary who can send a link to reset your password.
How do I pay for my membership?
Payments can be made online or by bank transfer via your WebCollect account.
When does my membership start?
You can join AHFAP at any time of year. Subscriptions run from April 1st to March 31st. Any late subscriptions will be charged at the full rate and will be up for renewal on 1st April of the following year. Join in April to get the full year's worth of AHFAP benefits.
What benefits do I get from membership? All members
I am part of a company supplying goods and services to the photographic industry. Is there a membership for me?
We offer Commercial Membership to manufacturers, companies and small businesses trading in photographic goods and services. Commercial membership also includes the opportunity to take up a conference sponsorship package. If you would like to join AHFAP as a commercial member, contact the membership secretary to find out more, or sign up using our WebCollect system.
How do I buy a Conference Ticket?
You can buy tickets for the next conference using WebCollect embedded in the News and Events -> Conferences page of the website. Tickets will be released for the next conference around 2 months before the date. Early Bird member tickets will be released first. All members will receive an email informing you when Tickets are available.
Can I buy a conference ticket for someone else who is not in my team?
You can only purchase conference tickets for members of your corporate team. Anyone who is not part of your team will need to register for their own individual membership or buy their own ticket or both.
What if members of my team change?
You can change the names of your team in your WebCollect account.
What if I am paying for up to 5 individuals on my corporate membership but there are only 3 photographers in my team?
Please use those extra spaces. If you are paying for a team of up to 5 people and you only have 3 photographers on your team please do add other interested members of your organisation. Feel free to invite curators, conservators and collections management staff from your museum or institution to fill those spaces.
Can I watch past conferences online?
A selection of our past conferences and papers can be viewed online at Past Conferences.
How can I join the committee?
The AHFAP committee is a great place to offer your time and knowledge to further develop and enhance the world of cultural heritage photography. Our committee is comprised of nine members plus our Honorary President. Each of the nine committee members fulfills a role in running AHFAP. Each role is elected for at least two or three years (depending on the role). Current committee members and their job descriptions can be viewed on the About Us -> Committee section of the website. If you would like to join us as a committee member, then please do get in touch to find out more about the roles on offer and when they are up for re-election. Election of committee roles happens at the AGM which takes place at the same time as the conference.
When and where is the AHFAP Conference?
We hold a conference once a year, usually in the Autumn. Dates and location for this year's conference will be posted online as soon as we have them.
When and where is the AGM held?
We hold our AGM once a year alongside the conference, usually in the Autumn. Dates and location for this year's conference and AGM will be posted online as soon as we have them.
How do I submit a paper for the next conference?
Each year AHFAP hosts an interesting and informative conference for members and non-members. We can do this because our membership is keen to share their knowledge and expertise. We welcome papers on a wide range of topics linked to cultural heritage photography. During the summer you will receive an email asking to submit papers for the conference. At this point follow instructions on the email and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
Can I get financial help to attend the conference?
AHFAP can offer the Brian Tremain bursary, Brian’s family kindly sponsors the bursary in his memory, to provide funds to help students or photographers who are in the early stages of their career to attend the conference. Details of how to apply for this fund will be shared nearer the conference date.
I want to share some of my work but do not feel confident enough to speak at the conference. What can I do?
As well as our yearly conference we also have a Blog Page on our website where members can share projects or exciting things they have been working on. You can see our previous Blogs here. Please submit Blog Posts to our webteam.
I want to discuss cultural heritage photography with other like minded people. Where can I do this?
AHFAP has its own JISCMail discussion group which you can access on the AHFAP Homepage by clicking on the Discussion Forum link at the top of the page. Our members are always happy to help each other and share their knowledge.
How do I find a job using the AHFAP website?
All current jobs are posted on the Jobs page of our website. Inclusion on this page does not mean that the job is endorsed by AHFAP, especially in relation to salary. AHFAP have produced a Salary Guidelines document which explains more. The Salary Guidelines Document is available to download on our website under Resources -> Learning Hub -> (scroll down to see this and many other useful documents)
Where can I find information on Museum Standards?
As part of our Learning Hub, we have made documents and resources available to download for free. Click on the Resources -> Learning Hub -> tab and scroll down to see the list
My questions are not answered here, what should I do?
Feel free to contact any member of the AHFAP committee using our Contact Us page. We all work full time but endeavor to answer emails within a week of receipt.
2) INDIVIDUAL - £30 A professional individual (including photographers, academics, lecturers or curators) of photographic practises relating to cultural heritage photography.
3) STUDENT - £15 A photographer in training currently in full time formal education.
4) RETIRED - £15 For retired photographers no longer working in the sector.
5) UNWAGED - £15 Professionals who are currently unwaged, have been made redundant or who currently don’t have any work.
6) HONORARY - £0 for life. Long serving former committee members and those who have made a notable contribution to AHFAP and the wider heritage photography sector.
For heritage sector institutions with internal photographic departments, including regional and national museums, galleries, heritage sites, universities, archives and libraries who directly manage collections.
7) Institutional5 - Up to 5 staff photographers within an organisation £75
8) Institutional10 - Up to 10 staff photographers within an organisation £100
9) Institutional11+ - 11 or more staff photographers within an organisation £175
10) COMMERCIAL £175 - Offered to manufacturers, companies trading in photographic goods and small businesses. Includes a listing in the commercial directory on the AHFAP website and the opportunity to take up a conference sponsorship package. Up to 10 people can be listed as members.
11) COMMERCIAL SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES - Available to AHFAP commercial members only, come and talk to us about hosting a small, medium or large stall or demonstration at the conference, our members are always keen to try new equipment and techniques. Two conference tickets are included.
12) DIRECTORY LISTING BOLT-ON £15 - For people with individual memberships who would like to upgrade to include a directory listing later in the year.