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 Walk

Public Art in the City

Leader: Elizabeth Singleton

Thursday 21 November 2019

2-4pm – Meet at 1.50pm outside Exit 2 (right-hand steps) of St Paul’s Underground Station


Our next lecture

Art and the creation of the landscape garden at Painshill

Lecturer: Michael Symes

Saturday 30 November 2019

3pm, The Art Workers’ Guild (after the AGM at 2pm)



11 November

Birkbeck Blog – news and details of events organised for the remainder of the Autumn term.

1 November

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

1 November

AGM 2019 Papers You can download and print the documents.

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