The Christian Archaeological Society is one of the oldest academic associations in Greece. Founded in 1884, it has played a continuous and dynamic role in supporting scholarship in the sector of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Archaeology and Art History. It has regular, corresponding and honorary members, and is represented by an eleven-member board, which is elected triennially by the General Assembly of its members. The Society's seat is in the Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens, with which the XAE has been closely linked since its early years.