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, seminarsstudy days, walksvisits and tours 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.

Our next event

The Weird and Wonderful World of Surrealism

Lecturer: Dr Jacqueline Cockburn

Study Day 17th October 2017


5 October

New Website. This new website for the Society was launched on 5th October 2017. The Committee would welcome feedback on improvement opportunities.

4 September

The planned Malta Tour in June 2018 has been cancelled.

1 September

Opening Up Art History: 50 Years at Birkbeck outlines the contribution which Birkbeck Department of History of Art has made to Art History.

1 September

A printable version of the Programme Card for 2017-18 is available for download.

29 August

Membership fees due. Existing members have recently received notification of renewal fees by email or letter. If you decide not to renew, please let the Membership Secretary know. How to renew (or join).

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