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. All our events are open to members only – join us online.


From September 2021 once again members will be able to enjoy sharing many of our events in person in our central London venues. Full details  of our upcoming programme, which also includes Zoom events, are available in the What’s On section above.

Our Next Online Lecture

Gustave Caillebotte: Painter of Modern Life

Lecturer: Patrick Bade

Monday 6 December 2021


This lecture is online – please join the Zoom meeting 15 minutes before the start time

NB: Booking required and closes 48 hours before the event


Our Next Course

Silk Roads

Lecturer: Dr Susan Whitfield

Tuesdays 11 January-15 February 2022 (NB: no session on 8 February)


Brockway Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

NB: booking closes 48 hours before the event


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