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.

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Our next online course

The first century of printmaking in fifteenth-century Europe

Lecturer: Dr Ursula Weekes

Wednesdays 24 April-22 May 2024


This course is online – please join the Zoom meeting 15 minutes before the start time

NB: Booking required and closes 48 hours before the event

Our Next Study Visit

PwC Art Collection

Guide: Art advisers

Tuesday 7 May 2024 (Please note new date)


Venue: PwC, 1 Embankment Place, London WC2

Waiting list only

NB: booking closes 48 hours before the event


1 April

E-News Bulletin April 2024

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

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.

26 January

EVENTS Summer 2024

Find a variety of newly added events. 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