Now in its third year as an organization, HIG continues to build community and promote the advancement of the study of historic interiors, both within existing SAH membership and beyond.

Paula Lupkin, Founding President, HIG (Historic Interiors Group)

Spring 2023 Newsletter LINK

Featured Blog Posts

New! Invitation to Join a Working Committee! LINK

HIG Members Share Their Research, September 2023 LINK

Announcing HIG’s new Co-Presidents: Anca I. Lasc and Patricia Lara-Betancourt LINK

Upcoming HIG Events

April 17-21, 2024: SAH 2024 Annual International Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to include thematic session organized by SAH Historic Interiors Group [HIG]: Lost Interiors: Interpreting the Ephemeral. See LINK for details.

Upcoming Opportunities of Note

  • Conference – Educating the Interior Designer, on September 8, 2023 in Ghent, Belgium ( This conference is organized within the framework of the research project ‘The emergence of interior architecture in Belgium, 1945-1999. Assessing the impact of education on the identity formation of the design discipline’, funded by the Research Foundation Flanders and conducted at the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven. NEW: Link to Conference Program
  • Conference – Dressing the Interior in the Early Modern: Textiles in Various Domestic Settings. This conference will take place on September 22-23, 2023, at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), The Netherlands. Link to Conference website
  • CfP: European Architectural History Network [EAHN] 2024 Conference Athens. Abstracts are invited for sessions and round tables by September 8, 2023. Sessions of interest to HIG members include: S23 – Not so Pure: Modern Interior contaminations, chaired by Ana Tostões, IST- University of Lisbon, and Marta Peixoto, PROPAR | UFRGS. For more information, consult