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.


Our Next Online Lecture

Art, Style and Design in the Service of King and Church: the Bologna Cope, a masterpiece of ‘opus anglicanum’

Lecturer: Dr Michael A. Michael

Monday 11 December 2023


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

NB: booking closes 48 hours before the event

Our Next Course

Ottonian Art

Lecturer: Dr Sally Dormer

Wednesdays 24 January-28 February 2024


Venue: Lettsom House

NB: booking closes 48 hours before the event



27 October


This newsletter includes information on new events during added the spring 2024 terms. Do have a look. You can also access the AGM papers via this letter.

1 November


Find Society news and interesting events in London this month.

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