Members’ letter July 2019

July 2019

Dear Members

I hope you will enjoy our varied programme of activities on offer during the remainder of 2019 and the spring term 2020. You will find details of all our events online, or you can view the new additions in our latest courses and study events brochure, which can be downloaded and printed. You can also download a copy of the 2019-2020 Programme. More courses and events will be announced during the year.

New events taking place during the autumn are:

In spring 2020:

  • Another six English cathedrals in context, a six-week course starting on 22 January
  • Mannerism and Baroque art in Europe, 1550-1700, a ten-week course due to start in early January. This course is advertised on the back page of the London Art History Society Review 2019, but unfortunately the leader has had to cancel after publication. Our Course Organiser is busy seeking a replacement lecturer, which might involve a change of course dates. Details will be announced once final arrangements have been confirmed
  • Personal Possessions of the Mughal Emperors and the decorative arts in Mughal India in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a five-week course starting on 4 March. Full details of and booking will be announced in the next mailing in late October, but you may like to make a note of the dates

In addition, two study tours exploring the history and culture of Basel and Bologna have been organised and are now open for booking:

Further details of these tours and booking forms are available online, or you can contact the Tour Organiser, Michael Pearson, to express interest:

We are sending by post a copy of our annual Review 2019 containing a variety of articles by leading art history experts on many stimulating aspects of art history.

Membership is due for renewal on the anniversary of joining the Society. Membership renewal emails are sent out to members during the month before their membership expires. For those whose membership is due for renewal before early September, an email will be sent to you this week. The email will provide information on how you can log on to the WebCollect website and make a payment. If you have not provided us with an email address, you will find a letter from the Membership Secretary with this letter inviting you to renew your membership in the traditional manner on the anniversary of your joining.

We send out reminders to people if they do not renew their membership when it is due. If payments are not made within a reasonable time, membership will cease and you will be unable to book any Society events. If you have renewed recently please disregard this.

As always, there are many exciting exhibitions showing in London during 2019, and a listing of major exhibitions on show in the second half of the year can be found online.

We are committed to providing the best possible experience for all our members and are always interested in your opinions and suggestions, so please email our Secretary, or write to us via our correspondence address if you have any comments about our Society.

Best wishes

Rae Richardson
Communications Coordinator