The encouragement, advancement and furtherance of the study and knowledge of the antiquities and history of this and other countries’.The Society of Antiquaries of London, by Royal Charter, 1751.
Library Closing - 3 MarchPlease note that the Library will be closed on 3 March due to a special event. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Respond to Lord Redesdale, FSA, and John Howell's (MP) request for consultation regarding local government archaeological services. Download full details, including briefing document (PDF).
Find out more about how you can get involved with the Society and support our mission to conserve and research the material past.
You can watch the latest lectures, conferences and other events recorded in our Meeting Room.
Books, offprints, ephemeral publications, periodicals and more than 2,000 articles. Our library has the best resources for researching and studying the material past in this country.
Making History: 300 years of Antiquaries in Britain marked the Society's 300th anniversary with a touring exhibition of our collections. Making History illustrated to the public the important role the Society has taken over the last three centuries in conserving and researching the material remains of Britain's heritage and identity, with over 177,000 people in the UK and US visiting the exhibition. See our dedicated Making History site to learn more about the history of the Society and the objects that were on display.
Next lecture: 7 February, 1.00-2.00 pm. Medieval Graffiti: the Hidden History of the Parish Church, Matthew Champion, Director of the Norfolk Graffiti Survey project. Book Tickets to public lectures.
Society has a Public Lecture Series, which began in 2012. Lectures are
FREE and all are welcome to attend. The autumn 2013 and spring 2014
programme is posted. Read more about our public lectures.
The Society has a membership of some 2,900 Fellows who are experts in their chosen fields within the heritage sector.The latest edition of SALON has news of what's happening in the heritage world. A list of newly elected Fellows can be found in the News & Events section. Details on the Society's statutes, Fellowship and governance.
Did you miss the heritage debate this past September? Watch the Heritage Debate online.
The Society of Antiquaries of London partnered with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, English Heritage, and The National Trust to host two-days of programming to commemorate the centenary of the Ancient Monuments Consolidation and Amendment Act of 1913. You can still share your comments on Twitter; using the #debateheritage hashtag!
The Society owns one of the most renowned specialist archaeological and historical Libraries in the country. We also fund research - a number of Grants to support the cost of research and travel are available to students, researchers and scholars. We also have a very active selection of Publications programme on both academic and general interest topics. (Image: Society publications, including the Antiquaries Journal)
We are pleased to announce that we are launching a new Artist in Residence programme at Kelmscott Manor. For full details of the position, please see the 'Vacancies' page. Deadline for applications is 24 February.
The programme has been generously supported by Arts Council England, Geoffrey Bond OBE, DL, FSA, NADFAS, The Radcliffe Trust, The Company of Arts Scholars and The Oxford Research Centre in Humanities (TORCH), Univ. of Oxford.
For full details of the position,
please see the 'Vacancies' page. Deadline for applications is 27 February.
We are proud to announce that Kelmscott Manor has received the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year - Gold Award 2014 from Cotswold Tourism.
To find out more about Kelmscott Manor and becoming a Friend of Kelmscott Manor (the Cotswold Retreat of William Morris), please visit www.kelmscottmanor.org.uk. Becoming a Friend of Kelmscott Manor (a member) is the best way to support care, conservation and development of this important heritage site and Grade I listed Manor house. How to Buy: Download the order form and post it, or call Kelmscott Manor at 01367 253348.
The Society holds a diverse collection of paintings and artefacts, as shown on our online collections catalogue. Since 2006 a large number of the Society’s paintings have been
conserved and photographed. There are still five paintings which are a
high priority for conservation so that new photography can be
commissioned for inclusion in a catalogue of the collection to be published in 2013. Projects to conserve Kelmscott Manor are also ongoing.
Image Painting of Joseph Sim Earle FSA - C 1884; estimated conservation cost £7,000.