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Open House 2018 at the Royal Academy


22—23 September 2018

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Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

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Come and see us on Open House weekend: we’ll have free tours of our newly expanded building, film screenings, workshops and much more.

This Open House weekend, we’re inviting visitors to come and explore the RA’s newly unveiled cultural campus, along with a special programme of events. Take in special film screenings in our new lecture theatre, building tours, architectural workshops – and a series of Pillow Talk conversations, which will take place inside Invisible Landscapes, the inaugural installation in the RA’s new Architecture Studio.

Originally dating from the 1660s, Burlington House has been our home since 1867, and has seen impressive additions over the years by celebrated architects as Sydney Smirke RA, Richard Norman Shaw RA and Foster + Partners.

Continuing that rich history, the RA250 building project, designed by acclaimed architect Sir David Chipperfield RA, has linked our two sites at Burlington House and Burlington Gardens for the first time, creating one unified cultural campus. Inside you’ll find free galleries dedicated to experimental architectural interventions, with displays around the building that showcase work by contemporary architect RAs, and historic casts from our Collection.

This year’s Open House coincides with the opening of our architecture exhibition, Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings – so look out for activities and film screenings inspired by the pioneering architect.

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22—23 September 2018

Royal Academy of Arts

Free, no booking required