Association of Amateur Heralds (IAAH) is a group of heraldic
enthusiasts from around the world that come together to discuss all
aspects of heraldry. It was formerly known only as the Association
of Amateur Heralds, or AAH. The Association exists only in
cyberspace and is composed of people from twenty-three nations
amongst its membership. The IAAH was created to encourage the art
and science of heraldry through helping you with your heraldic needs
The Association's stated aim is promotion and education in the
fields of the art and science of heraldry. This vision was the core
driving principle of the Association's foundation. Although people
and positions change, the Association continues to grow and evolve.
The founding principles remain intact, as a result of contributions
by volunteers from among its membership acting in various
capacities. Members contribute articles on the subject of heraldry,
refine the Association's articles and bylaws, and service arms
design requests by members of the public. Members continue to
contribute towards the roll of arms which reflects the work of the
Association's heralds and heraldic artists.
The Association aims to foster the love of heraldry in all its
forms, to encourage its use by individuals, corporations and public
bodies, to assist those desirous of acquiring their own arms, and to
support the work of heraldic authorities and societies worldwide.
In support of these aims, the Association manages an internet Forum
accessible by non-members as well as members. For those who require
particular assistance to design or emblazon arms, the Association
operates a free service to put potential clients in touch with
members who can help them to turn their heraldic ideas into reality
in conformance with good heraldic practice.
The Association encourages those who accept arms designed by the
Association to register or petition for a grant of arms through an
official heraldic authority in order to control the proliferation of
Rendition by Alex Kurov