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c.1810 / Medal Cabinet, Martin Guillaume Biennais (made) ©V&A Museum

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 
  • Free access to recordings of previous lectures
  • Voting rights on the Society's business and its elections 
  • Occasional discounts on publications, and exhibitions of special interest

Please note that any member (regardless of age) in the first five years of their career (i.e. junior museum/heritage curators and conservators, MA/PhD students and young professionals in the trade), is eligible to join our Early Career Development (ECD) group.  For more information on this group, please click here.

Note the membership year commences on 1st July and runs to 30th June. Those joining between 1st April and 30th June will be deemed to have joined for the following subscription year and receive the benefits of membership for up to three months at no cost.  For answers to FAQs, please click here.

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