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

The Norman Cathedral of Winchester: its local, regional and international context

Lecturer: Eric Fernie

Tuesday 30 April 2019*

6pm, The Art Workers’ Guild

* Please note the amended date

Our next study day

Summer Series – Early Italian Art (1250-1400) Introduction and Overview

Lecturer: John Renner

Tuesday 14 May 2019

10.45am-4.30pm, Majorie Sykes Room, Friends House



31 March

April 2019 e-news bulletin is now available listing events in and around London this month.

3 April

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