The first issue of the annual Folia Historiae Artium appeared in 1964, then as a journal of the Commission on Art History and Theory of Art established two years earlier at the Cracow Section of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Up to 1994, thirty volumes of the journal had appeared under the aegis of the Commission. Then, in 1995, Folia Historiae Artium became a journal of the Commission on Art History of the re-established Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has appeared as the ‘New Series’ ever since. In keeping with the Commission’s profile, the thematic scope of the journal encompasses all issues in the theory and history of art, both Polish and foreign, from antiquity to the present day.


Since the journal’s inception, the Editorial Board has striven to uphold the tradition of Prace Komisji Historii Sztuki [Transactions of the Commission on Art History], a periodical of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, which appeared before the Second World War, by publishing papers previously read at the Commission’s monthly meetings. Apart from that, also other papers, reviews and obituaries are published.


The journal appears both in print and in electronic form, the electronic version being the first published medium.


e-ISSN 2719-5635

ISSN 0071-6723


The electronic version of the journal is available in open access
under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Poland (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 PL) licence.

Digitised archival issues as well as current electronic editions of Folia Historiae Artium are now accessible on-line,
at no charge, at the Heidelberg University Library: http://fha.uni-hd.de