Be it bees, goals or the privy purse, modern day Keepers exist to take care of their charges. Our Keeper is the officer of the RA Schools (the longest established art school in Britain, established in 1769 and still running today). They are responsible for guiding and inspiring the next generation of artistic talent admitted each year onto our postgraduate diploma.
Although the Keeper no longer takes up residence at the Academy, they attend the Schools during the week and practice within one of the private studio spaces within the Royal Academy. Our current Keeper is Cathie Pilkington RA, a sculptor.
As you pass through the glass atrium of the Keeper’s House you may be able to glimpse the students in their studios. They are at work so please respect their need for peace and quiet.