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09 October 2018Celebrating the Royal Academy of Arts: its 250th Anniversary
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Celebrating the Royal Academy of Arts: its 250th Anniversary Pamela Campbell-Johnston Tuesday 09 October 2018

Britain’s oldest fine arts institution celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2018. The Royal Academy has an illustrious history; we contemplate its past in its various locations before settling in its current home in Burlington House: we explore a selection of its ground-breaking  exhibitions and consider its impact on the arts scene in Britain and overseas. There is a behind-the-scenes look at the Summer Exhibition which has been held annually, without interruption, since 1769.  By charting its history and the roll call of Royal Academicians over its 250 years through archival photographs and considering its place in Britain’s rich artistic heritage we can mark this significant anniversary and consider its future.

MA Hons Art History, St Andrew's University. Over 20 years of lecturing experience to undergraduates, adult groups, and to Friends and Patrons of the Royal Academy of Arts as part of the Adult Education Department's programme of events. Also conducted numerous guided tours and focused gallery talks on individual works of art. Specialises in British Domestic Architecture and Modern British Art. Over 12 years' experience at the Royal Academy. Work experience also undertaken at Bonhams, Art Loss Register, National Trust. Now a freelance art consultant and lecturer. Recently curated a collection for the Lansdowne Club.