The Society publishes works that are valued today and will continue to be consulted decades hence.
The Society has two accredited museums at Burlington House and Kelmscott Manor, with internationally renowned collections. It frequently lends to museums and galleries world-wide for exhibition.
On average the Society’s paintings, drawings, manuscripts and the decorative arts are showcased at some 10 exhibitions around the world each year, where they are viewed by thousands of visitors.
Recent museums we have lent to have included the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, the Royal Palace in Madrid, Museum of Fine Arts in San Franciso as well as Tate Britain, Hampton Court Palace, British Library, William Morris Gallery and Blackwell in Windermere.
The Society also publishes scholarly works that are valued today and will continue to be consulted decades hence. Two key funding priorities are the publication of a comprehensive catalogue of the Society's picture collection (recently completed and on its way to the printer!), and the Inventory of Henry VIIIs Possessions at The Time of His Death.
The cost of disseminating our collections and our scholarship far exceeds our income. We need your support to help us continue with this important work. Learn more about supporting our dissemination projects...