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 continuing situation with the coronavirus we have postponed all events scheduled until the end of August and are running a programme of online events, details available in the What’s On section above.

Our Next Online Lecture

Paint it black: Titian’s religious paintings for Philip II

Lecturer: Carlo Corsato

Thursday 9 July 2020


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

NB: Booking required


Our Next Online Study Event

The Ghent Altarpiece: exploring the van Eycks’ masterpiece

Lecturer: Paula Nuttall

Thursdays 16-30 July 2020


This event is online – please join the Zoom meetings 15 minutes before the start time


11 June

MEMBERS’ LETTER – this contains details of a further online study day on the Ghent Altarpiece.

11 June

GALLERIES: Some commercial art galleries in London will open their doors again on 15 June.

25 May

CHAIRMAN’S LETTER TO MEMBERS – including details of our online programme of events.

4 May

ART ONLINE If you are looking for inspiration have a look at our suggestions of  art institution websites and programmes to view which are providing a wide variety of interesting digital tours and events.

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