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Friends week: in conversation with a Red Collar

Behind the scenes at the RA

Friends events

Monday 15 May 2017
2.45 — 4pm

Booking is now open to Friends of the RA.

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Chief Red Collar Mick O'Halloran

Photo: Harriet Baker

Join Mick O’Halloran, Chief Red Collar, to hear the history of the Red Collars and the importance of their relationship with Royal Academicians, Friends, staff and visitors.

Since the 1790s, our trusted security staff have worn red-collared uniforms – this has resulted in the apt and affectionate nickname, the Red Collars! This much-loved team are one of the most recognisable features of our Front Hall, and known amongst RA staff as real oracles of wisdom.

Taking place throughout Friends week, we are offering Friends an opportunity to gain insight to the RA’s inner workings through stories and anecdotes from the experts.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Monday 15 May 2017

2.45 — 4pm

The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

£10. Includes tea and coffee reception. Friends only.

Booking is now open to Friends of the RA.

Book now