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From its foundation in 1768 the Royal Academy of Arts has provided a voice for art and artists. We are an independent charity led by eminent artists and architects—the Royal Academicians—and we pursue our mission through exhibitions, education and debate.
As the conflict continued, the Royal Academy adapted its exhibition programme to support the war effort.
The First World War took a heavy toll on the Royal Academy's artists, staff and students - and left indelible scars on our building.
How the RA played a role in the development of a dazzling new form of camouflage.
With volunteers drilling in the courtyard and the Red Cross taking over the galleries, the RA soon found itself at the centre of the war effort.
A snapshot of the Royal Academy on 4 August 1914, with the country poised on the brink of war.
A small pamphlet, discovered deep within our archives, shows that the beard as the defining feature of hipster facial fashion has been around longer than you might think.
On the 100 year anniversary of Mary Wood's attack on Sargent's portrait of Henry James, we delve into the Royal Academy’s archive to find out how the Academy, and the public, reacted.