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

Norwich Cathedral

Leader: John McNeill

Monday 17 June 2024

1.15pm for 1.30pm start

Venue: Meet inside west door of cathedral

NB: booking closes 48 hours before the event

our next study day

Scandinavian Art 1750-1910

Lecturer:  Kathy McLauchlan

Tuesday 2 July 2024


Venue: Foundling Museum

NB: booking closes 48 hours before the event


1 June


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