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 events

Studiolo and Kunstkammer: The Renaissance Collector 1430-1560

Lecturer: Clare Ford-Wille

Spring School: Wed 16-Fri 18 May 2018


Our Next Events

Linklaters’ Art Collection

Private guide

Study Visit: Thurs 17 May 2018

6.30-7.30pm (meet at 6.15pm)



6 April

NEW Study Days in the City States series now booking: Mantua: the court of the Gonzaga and From Ferrara to Farnese Rome. Click on links for more details.

23 March

Birkbeck Library. All members are now entitled to free reference access to the library. For more details of how to take advantage of this facility please go to the Birkbeck Library page .

20 March

Birkbeck Arts Week 2018 will run from 14th to 18th May with over 45 events all of which will be free and open to everyone. Further details of the programme will be available in April. You can click on the above link to sign up for updates on the programme.

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