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RA tours: people of the RA


Sunday 28 July 2019
3 — 4pm

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Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA, Self-portrait of Sir Joshua Reynolds, PRA (detail), ca. 1780.

Oil on panel. 1270 mm x 1016 mm. Royal Academy of Arts..

Explore the lives of the key characters who have played a role in the Royal Academy’s history, in this free hour-long tour.

Join one of our knowledgeable guides who will take you on a journey through the Royal Academy’s history, focusing on some of the curious characters who have shaped this unique institution. From our charismatic first president, Sir Joshua Reynolds, to one of the first female Academicians, Dame Laura Knight, hear the stories about the extraordinary people who have made the Academy what it is today.

Tours are free, but spaces are limited. Please meet in the front hall of Burlington House and ask a staff member for more information.

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Sunday 28 July 2019

3 — 4pm

Meet in Front Hall of Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, no booking required.