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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.

7th Mar / 2021
The Attingham Trust in association with the Furniture History Society - Webinar

'What tone is salmon-coloured? Interpreting documentation in historic textile furnishing schemes', by Annabel Westman Sunday 7 March 2021, 19:00 (GMT)

17th Mar / 2021
BIFMO half-day online course - GEORGIAN FURNITURE MAKERS

17 March 2021, 16.00 - 19.30 (GMT)

21st Mar / 2021
BIFMO Online Lecture - Amy Lim

‘Female Patrons of Furniture in Late Stuart England’ Sunday 21 March 2021, 19:00 (GMT)

24th Mar / 2021
FHS Online Seminar - The John Evan Bedford Library

'Pattern books, early trade catalogues and many other rarities': the John Evan Bedford Library of Furniture History. Wednesday 24 March 2021, 18:00-19.30 (GMT)

28th Mar / 2021
FHS Online Lecture – Adriana Turpin

‘From Bond Street to The Breakers: Dealers and the Development of the American Market for English Eighteenth-century Furniture c. 1900-1930’ Sunday 28 March 2021, 19:00 (GMT)

14th Apr / 2021
FHS Online Seminar - Conservation

'Into the Workshop: Furniture restoration/conservation’ Wednesday 14 April 2021, 18.00 (GMT)

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

'Malachite, Lapis-Lazuli, Verre églomisé, and Marquetry: Russian Furniture at Hillwood'