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 lecture

Donatello: the greatest of them all

Lecturer: Jim Harris

Tuesday 14 January 2020

6pm, The Art Workers’ Guild


our next study day

The Scottish Colourists

Lecturer:  Roger Billcliffe

Thursday 16 January 2020

11am-4.30pm, Lettsom House


Waiting list only



1 January

The January 2020 e-news bulletin is now available listing events in and around London this month.

17 December

Birkbeck Blog – news and details of events in the History of Art Department, including details of the spring term Murray Seminars, the first occurring on 27 January 2020.

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