16 January 2009
Head archivist Rob Baker guides Friends around RSA House, which was designed by Robert Adam in 1774 as part of the Adelphi development. We learn about the 250-year history of the RSA and its connections with the Royal Academy. The RSA houses an impressive art collection including James Barry’s remarkable sequence The Progress of Human Knowledge and Culture (1784), commissioned for the Society’s Great Room, and contemporary artwork on loan including works by Craigie Aitchison RA.
2.30–4pm; £15; 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N; SOLD OUT