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As restrictions ease, the number of visitors to the RA is increasing. Find out what plans are in place to make your visit safe and comfortable.

Future of the Royal Academy

Talk with Charles Saumarez Smith and Tim Marlow

Friends events

Monday 18 May 2015
10 — 11am

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Charles Saumarez Smith

Hear from our Secretary and Chief Executive, Charles Saumarez Smith and Director of Artistic Programmes, Tim Marlow as they reveal their exciting plans for our future.

Get ready for our first ever Friends Week – seven days of specially planned events, activities and exclusive tours, just for you. See us up close like never before: learn, discover and marvel.

There is so much more to the Royal Academy than our world-class exhibitions programme, so step beyond our galleries and hear from our trusted Red Collars and our esteemed Academicians, take a tour of our historic library and brush up your own skills with an expert-led life drawing class in our very first Friends Week.

Friends Week events will be bookable from Wednesday 18 March at 10am and are only available to Friends of the RA and their guests.

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Monday 18 May 2015

10 — 11am

Reynolds Room, Burlington House

Free, booking required. Friends Only.