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

St Paul’s Cathedral

Leader: Cathedral Guides

Friday 6 September 2024


Venue: St Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD

NB: booking closes 48 hours before the event

Our Next Course

Byzantine Architecture: fourth-fifteenth centuries

Lecturer: Dr Cecily Hennessy

Thursdays 12 September – 10 October 2024


Venue: Lettsom House

NB: booking closes 48 hours before the event



1 July


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

1 July


A mid-year newsletter from our  Chairman, Jeanette McCauley.

26 April

EVENTS Summer/Autumn 2024

Find a variety of  events currently on offer. More will be added at the end of July. Do have a look.

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