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.
We recently sent our November mailing to Fellows, which you may have already received. Unfortunately, printing and processing the mailing took longer than expected. Therefore, the deadline for Nominations for Council (referred to in the President's letter) has been extended. Please submit all nominations to the General Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5.00pm on Tuesday, December 10. Please use the electronic form (download it here).
Finally, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
The Society's apartments will close for the Christmas holiday at 4.00pm on Friday, 20 December and re-open on Thursday, 2 January.
Join us for 'Antiquity in a World of Change: Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Thomas Smith', a study day organised by Richard Simpson, FSA.
Tickets for the event are still available at £10 (admission, morning coffee, a light lunch, afternoon tea included). To book, call 020 7479 7080 or email email@example.com. For details, visit the study day programme page.
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, seminars, conferences and other events recorded in our Meeting Room at Burlington House.
Books, offprints, ephemeral publications, periodicals and more than 2,000 articles. Our library has the best resources for researching and studying the material past.
Consultation for our Draft Conservation Management Plan for Kelmscott Manor is now closed. Thank you to all those who responded. If you would still like to read the documentation, please visit the CMP page.
Making History: 300 years of Antiquaries in Britain marked the Society's tercentenary celebrations with an international 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 siteto learn more about the history of the Society and the objects that were on display.
The Society has five beautiful Christmas card designs to choose from this year, all based on objects from our own incredible Library and Museum collection. Visit our Online Shop to purchase your choice of Christmas cards (only £7 for a pack of 10!) and other Society merchandise.
Next lecture: 28 January 2013, 1.00-2.00 pm. Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: the Medical History of Henry VIII, Robert Hutchinson, FSA. Book Tickets to public lectures.
The 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. (Image: Crown Copyright)
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. (Image: The 2012 meeting of the Society's Council)
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)
This holiday, purchase a Friends of Kelmscott Manor gift membership for your loved ones. The membership comes with unlimited entry to Kelmscott Manor (the Cotswold Retreat of William Morris), discounts in the on-site Shop and licensed Tearoom, and more! Purchasing a membership is also one of the best ways 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.
Find out more about the Friends of Kelmscott Manor programme.
Did you miss the heritage debate this past Sept.? Watch it 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. In addition to hosting a two-day conference for heritage professionals, programming included a public debate bringing together cultural heritage leaders from the heritage, private and government sectors. Watch the debate online and share your comments on Twitter; use the #debateheritage hashtag!
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)