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The Furniture History Society has more than one thousand members throughout the world. Many distinguished scholars are members of the Society and contribute to the Society's publications and are actively involved in its events.

The Society's membership includes numerous museums, libraries and other institutions as well as curators, conservators, lecturers, dealers, auctioneers, architects, designers, collectors and lovers of furniture enthusiasts. Members receive the regular publications of the Society and are entitled to attend its lectures or symposia which are held throughout the year as well as to participate in special visits, study weekends, and tours.

Benefits of Membership

  • Annual Journal Furniture History 
  • Quarterly Newsletter with free online access to the historic archive
  • Annual lecture on a topic of contemporary scholarly interest 
  • Annual symposium given by a range of speakers on a chosen theme 
  • Access to a comprehensive events programme to a wide range of institutions, private collections and places of interest including study weekends and overseas tours 
  • Voting rights on the Society's business and its elections 
  • Occasional discounts on publications, and exhibitions of special interest

This website can be used by both existing members to renew their subscription and by new members to apply for membership. If you have any difficulty using it please contact the Finance and Membership Secretary at

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