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 lecture

Now you see it: composition and visual strategy in Paolo Veronese

Lecturer: Carlo Corsato

Wednesday 10th January 2018

Our next event

The Renaissance – Part One

Lecturer : Geoffrey Nuttall

Course : Wednesday 10th January 2018 for 10 weeks


7 December

Five x Five course – for this course only you have the option of attending single sessions for £20 each. You can book in the usual way on WebCollect.

7 December

Latest History of Art at Birkbeck blog now available. Keep up-to-date with news on Birkbeck events and talks.

29 August

Membership fees. Please remember that you must be a current member to book and attend all our events. 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