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.


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 Course

Personal Possessions of the Mughal Emperors and the Decorative Arts in Mughal India in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Parts 3-5)

Lecturer: Ursula Weekes

Thursdays 10-24 September 2020

11am- 1pm

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


Our Next Online Study Event

Being Modern in America: American art in the twentieth century

Lecturer: Ben Street

Tuesdays 6-20 October 2020


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


2 September
31 July

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS AUTUMN 2020. You can now book our online lectures and study events arranged during the autumn term.

14 July

MUSEUMS AND ART GALLERIES are now reopening. Check individual websites for details. Entry will be by advance booking. Major exhibitions are included in our listing of London exhibitions for the second half of 2020.

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