Event details

  • Sat 26 May 2018 to Sun 7 July 2019
  • All day
  • Free admission, drop in
  • The Beaney, 18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
  • 01227 862 162
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‘We exist to promote art and artists – a mission we pursue through exhibitions, education and debate’

The Royal Academy of Arts in London is the world’s foremost artist and architect led institution, with over 650 of its members being Britain’s most renowned artists. The members of the Royal Academy, the Royal Academicians, are elected by their peers. There can only be 80 Royal Academicians at any one time, so to be chosen is a great honour. Since its foundation in 1768 the Royal Academy has made it its goal to promote the understanding, appreciation, and practice of art. Through exhibitions, educational programmes and preservation of artistic works the Royal Academy has been able to use artworks to communicate with and impact communities, and pass on their knowledge and skills to future generations.
For their 250th birthday, Canterbury Museums & Galleries are joining the nationwide celebrations by displaying a number of artworks by Royal Academicians from our collections.
These artworks span the entire history of the Royal Academy, not only showcasing individual talent, but celebrating the artists and architects who helped shape the Institution and the field of art.
Dates: Saturday 26 May 2018 to July 2019

Location: The Drawing Room, The Beaney