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.


Our Next Study Walk

Art in Canary Wharf

Leader: Elizabeth Singleton

Wednesday 27 March 2019

11am-1pm – Meet at West India Quay DLR Station at 10.50am.


Our next lecture

When Room becomes Cell: solitude and isolation in asylum architecture

Lecturer: Leslie Topp

Monday 1 April 2019

6pm, The Art Workers’ Guild


27 February

Birkbeck blog – the latest news from the History of Art Department.

7 July

Privacy and Data Protection Policy – we have updated our policy in line with the new regulations (GDPR 2018). You can find it here.

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