Willem van Haecht - The Gallery of Cornelis van der Geest (1628) - Rubenshuis

Welcome to the London Art History Society

The London Art History Society is open to anyone who would like to acquire a greater understanding of the history of the visual arts in a friendly and stimulating environment.

Our aim is to provide a full and varied programme of lectures, courses, seminars and schoolsstudy days, walksvisits and tours at affordable prices. We pride ourselves on the quality of our speakers, who are chosen not only for their expertise, but also for their ability to engage and entertain an audience. Do explore our website to find out more about us.


Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus we have decided to postpone all events scheduled until the end of August. All members booked on events in this period will be contacted by the relevant event organiser.


30 March

FUTURE EVENTS UPDATE Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus all events have been postponed until the end of August.

30 March

E-news bulletins Since museums and art institutions are all currently closed the monthly bulletins of upcoming events will be suspended until further notice.

27 January

Birkbeck Blog News and details of events in the History of Art Department during the spring term, including details of the series of Murray seminars in medieval and renaissance art.

London Art History Society Review

Society members receive a printed copy of the current year’s Review, but PDF versions of past editions can be downloaded without charge from this site.

Review archive


The Society exists thanks to the hard work of our volunteers; if you have spare time, take part!

Find out about volunteering