The Royal Academy Of Arts: History and Collections

Published by the Paul Mellon Centre in association with the RA, The Royal Academy Of Arts History and Collections by Robin Simon and MaryAnne Stevens reveals the central role of the RA in British national life, especially during the 19th century.

Celebrate the RA's 250th birthday by taking a fresh look at our story and history, as it comes to life with this unprecedented and richly illustrated study of our collections.

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Dimensions 80 x 120 x 105cm
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The Royal Academy Of Arts History and Collections takes in all 250 years of the RA's history through our monumental collection, comprising thousands of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and engravings, as well as silver, furniture, medals, and historic photographs.

Discover little-studied works of art and unique objects, alongside highlights from the first library in Britian dedicated to the fine arts, archiving 600,000 documents, revealing how the RA reacted to modernism and continues to innovate and develop.

Robin Simon is editor of the British Art Journal and honorary professor of English at University College London. MaryAnne Stevens is an independent art historian and curator.

676 pages and fully illustrated throughout.