Ages of Wonder: The Collections of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art

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Ages of Wonder: The Collections of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art.

This exhibition will showcase the collections of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture and related works from the National Gallery of Scotland. It is designed to celebrate the growth and form of the RSA since its inception in 1826, and to recognise its role and significance for the future of art in Scotland.

The focus of the exhibition will be the myriad collections of art that testify to the rich history of the academy. These will include the Diploma Collection; the varied collection of President’s portraits; collections that evidence bequests and legacies; early commissions and purchases designed to enhance a ‘Scottish national collection’; teaching collections, and rare materials held in the RSA library.

This exhibition is organised as a partnership between Tom Normand, University of St Andrews, the Director of the National Gallery of Scotland, and the President of the Royal Scottish Academy.
Period1 Sept 201731 Dec 2017
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map


  • exhibition; Academy; collections.