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Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts was formed in 1768 as a centre not only to appreciate and reflect on the history and evolution of art, but also to discuss how it is practiced. It was Britain’s very first art school and retains the position of being a privately funded independent body. Through its many exhibitions, educational courses and other activities, it strives to promote every aspect of art in its many forms.

Throughout the course of the year there are a vast range of events held where leading artists from the contemporary scene display their work. A wide ranging collection of books and works of art are readily available on display and for research purposes. This includes those from the 18th century from figures such as George Romney, Lord Leighton and Dame Laura Knight.

Burlington House

Tel: 020 7300 8000
Opening Times: Open Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun, 10am-6pm; Fri, 10am-10pm
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