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, walks and visits 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.

Our Next Study Visit

Crossness Pumping Station

Guide: Venue guide

Monday 3 June 2024

12.00 noon (tour is 2.5-3 hours long)

Venue: Bazalgette Way, Abbey Wood, London SE2 9AQ

NB: booking closes 48 hours before the event

Our Following Study visit

 After the Fire – City of London Talk and Walk

Leader: Jill Finch

Wednesday 5 June 2024

11am for 11.15 start

Venue: St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AA

NB: booking closes 48 hours before the event


1 May


Find out what’s happening in the Society and in the city this month.

26 April

NEW EVENTS Summer/Autumn 2024

Find a variety of newly added events. Do have a look.

26 January

Chairman’s Message January 2024

A newsletter from our new Chairman, Jeanette McCauley.

Membership Survey 2023

A summary of the results of the survey the Society carried out last year.

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