Following the success of the inaugural FHS Research Seminar in November 2012 at the Wallace Collection, London, two similar academic events were held in February 2014 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and in November 2015 at the Wallace Collection, London. In October 2017, a fourth FHS Research Seminar took place at The Frick Collection in New York.
The aim of the research seminars is to present current research on topics of British and European furniture history, construction, design, conservation and historical interiors. They usually involve a series of presentations each lasting 20 minutes from PhD/Post Doc. students, junior museum/heritage curators and other researchers at an early stage of their career development.