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Friends Christmas shopping morning


Sunday 9 December 2018
9 — 10am

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Beat the crowds and enjoy mince pies with a warm drink at our Friends-only Christmas shopping morning – the perfect time to find that special gift.

Join us ahead of our public opening hours for a private shopping morning in the RA Shop and our brand new space for art sales, Gallery X.

Enjoy festive mince pies with a warm drink away from the crowds and browse our collections at your leisure.

To accompany the extraordinary drawings of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele we have curated an elegant range celebrating all things paper – from postcards and sketchbooks through to reproduction prints and even paper decorations.

Our latest range is a specially sourced collection inspired by the Pacific Islands, from limited edition works by artists featured in our Oceania exhibition, to handmade tapa cloth, Māori craft and work by leading jewellers from the Pacific region.

Or take home a piece of the Royal Academy, with our specially curated range of products created by Royal Academicians or inspired by our 250-year history. Our Christmas range is now available online and in-store. Explore our artistically inspired selection of gifts, stocking fillers, cards and wrap.

This event is only open to Friends of the RA, RA250 Friends and RA250 Supporters, and members of the Academicians’ Room. The RA Shop opens to the public from 10am.

Please note, the galleries will not be open during this event.

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● Cancelled

Sunday 9 December 2018

9 — 10am

RA Shop, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

Free, no booking required.