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While we cannot arrange physical visits, we are bringing the FHS to you through our online events programme.  We arrange online Sunday-evening lectures on all aspects of furniture history in collaboration with our colleagues at BIFMO (British & Irish Furniture Makers Online), plus other events and seminars.  All our events are advertised on our website (scroll down), so please keep checking for details.  Follow us on Instagram ( for news and updates!

MEMBERS: Online events are free to members, who are automatically sent (if they subscribe to the mailing list) a link via email, one week before each event.

NON-MEMBERS are warmly invited to join us, for a small charge of £5.  To register and pay for events, please email our Events Secretary, Beatrice Goddard, at

JOIN US!  Without income from physical events, the Society needs new members more than ever, so please join us!  You will have free access to all our online events, a quarterly newsletter with news and reviews, an invitation to a free Annual Lecture, and an annual Journal, Furniture History.

Please click here to navigate to our Membership page.

Our online events produced with support from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

14th Apr / 2021
FHS free-for-members Online Conservation Seminar

Into the Workshop: Furniture restoration/conservation. Wednesday 14 April 2021, 18.00 (BST)

18th Apr / 2021
BIFMO free-to-members Online Lecture - Lucy Wood

George Brookshaw (1751-1823) Revisited

25th Apr / 2021
FHS free-to-members Online Lecture - Dr Wilfried Zeisler

'Malachite, Lapis-Lazuli, Verre églomisé, and Marquetry: Russian Furniture at Hillwood' Sunday 25 April 2021, 19:00 (BST)

26th May / 2021
FHS free-to-members Online Lecture - Claudia Kinmouth MRIA

Irish Country Furniture and Furnishings 1700-2000: Revising and revisiting