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 visit

Conservation Studios at the British Library

Leader: British Library staff

Tuesday 6 August 2019

11.30am-12.45pm.  Meet at the Information Desk at 11.20am

Our next study day (Summer Series)

Early Italian Art 1250-1400 – Florence, Giotto and the roots of the Renaissance

Lecturer: John Renner

Wednesday 7 August 2019

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



26 July

New programme for 2019-2020 – find out about new courses, events and tours in our  Members’ letter.

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.

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