|Headquarters||Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England|
|Simon Swynfen Jervis |
The Furniture History Society (FHS), which was founded in 1964, is a registered charity in the United Kingdom 
The Furniture History Society is based in London, with close connections at the Victoria & Albert Museum. It was founded by a number of art and antique dealers. Since 1965, the society's annual journal ″Furniture History" has published recent findings on British and continental European, Asian and American furniture.   The Furniture History Society is governed by a council elected by its members, which is supported by specialist officers. Among their longtime leaders was Nicholas Goodison, in whose honour they published a Festschrift and Christopher Gilbert.   
In September 2016, the Furniture History Society started a collaboration with the University of London's Institute of Historical Research (IHR) to produce a freely accessible online resource, the "British and Irish Furniture Makers Online" (BIFMO). The initial phase of this database went online at the end of September 2017.  
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