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 study day

Michelangelo: man and master of the Italian Renaissance

Lecturer: Caroline Brooke

Tuesday 16 July 2019

11am-4.15pm. Linnean Society of London



Our next study day (Summer Series)

Early Italian Art 1250-1400 – Siena: the city of the Virgin

Lecturer: John Renner

Tuesday 23 July 2019

11am-4.30pm, Sarah Fell Room, Friends House



1 July

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

20 June

Birkbeck blog – the latest news from the History of Art Department.

1 June

Summer events – there are still some places on summer events. Click on the What’s on tab at the top of the page to check.

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