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 visit

Cast Courts at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Leader: Museum staff

Wednesday 22 May 2019

11.30am-1pm. Meet at 11.20am inside the Cromwell Road entrance (to the left)

our next visit

Leonardo da Vinci: a life in drawing

Lecturer: Exhibition staff, followed by visit to the exhibition

Thursday 30 May 2019

11am. Meet in Gallery foyer at 10.45am


15 May

Birkbeck blog – the latest news from the History of Art Department including details of Birkbeck Arts Week from 20 May.

2 May

NEW events and courses – more summer events and autumn courses now available to book.

30 April

May 2019  e-news bulletin is now available listing events in and around 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