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, 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 Course

Arts of Edo-period Japan, 1615-1868

Lecturer: Julia Hutt

Course: Mon 1 – Mon 29 October 2018

2.30-4.30pm, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church

Our next lecture

Winchester’s Holy Sepulchre Chapel and Byzantium

Lecturer: Dr Cecily Hennessy

Lecture: Tuesday 2 October 2018

6pm, The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT


27 July

Short Certificate Courses at Birkbeck. Enrolment is open for Birkbeck’s 2018-19 Certificate modules. Find out more by visiting our Birkbeck page where you can access details of all the history of art modules.

7 July

Privacy and Data Protection Policy – we have updated our policy in line with the new regulations (GDPR 2018). You can find it here.

28 July

Membership fees  increased on 1 July 2018. You can renew your membership here. How to renew (or join). If you decide not to renew, please let the Membership Secretary know.

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