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. All our events are open to members only – join us online.


Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus we are running a programme of online events, full details available in the What’s On section above.

Our Next Online Lecture

A fashion much in use: the vogue for print rooms in the late eighteenth century

Lecturer: Kate Retford

Monday 12 April 2021


This lecture is online – please join the Zoom meeting 15 minutes before the start time

NB: Booking required and closes 48 hours before the event


Our next online course

Representing the City: Victorian London

Lecturer: Jo Rhymer

Thursdays 15 April – 13 May 2021


This event is online – please join the Zoom meetings 15 minutes before the start time

NB: Booking closes 48 hours before the start of the course


1 April

E-NEWS BULLETIN APRIL 2021 is now available – including new lecture in May.

4 May

ART ONLINE If you are looking for inspiration have a look at our suggestions of  art institution websites and programmes to view which are providing a wide variety of interesting digital tours and events.

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