Royal Scottish Academy
The Royal Scottish Academy is Scotland’s premier organisation promoting contemporary
Scottish art. Founded in 1826, the RSA maintains a unique position in Scotland as an independently funded institution led by eminent artists and architects whose purpose is to promote and support the creation, understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts through exhibitions and related educational events. [ [http://www.scottishrecordsassociation.org/summaries_006.htm The Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture and Printmaking] ]
In addition to a continuous programme of innovative and exciting new exhibitions, the RSA also administers scholarships, awards and residencies for artists living and working in Scotland. Please check the website for details of all upcoming exhibitions, artist talks and opportunities.
The RSA's historic collection of important artworks and an extensive archive of related material chronicling art and architecture in Scotland over the last 180 years are housed in the Dean Gallery and are available to researchers by appointment only.
The Royal Scottish Academy Building is situated on
The Moundadjacent to the National Gallery of Scotland(NGS). The building is managed by the National Galleries of Scotland but the 1910 Order grants the RSA permanent administration offices in the building. Exhibition space is shared throughout the year with the NGS and other organisations (ESSA).
Its home since the 1850s has been the
Royal Scottish Academy Buildingon Princes Streetin Edinburgh. The building, originally designed by William Henry Playfair, was recently refurbished as part of the Playfair Project, and is also used by the National Galleries of Scotland. It is separate from, though enjoys links with, the Royal Academyin London.
The Royal Scottish Academy is led by a body of eminent Artist and Architect Members encompassing the broad cross-section of contemporary Scottish art. The Academy also has a historic collection of important artworks and an extensive archive of related material chronicling art and architecture in Scotland over almost 200 years. Displays of the historic collections are mounted whenever possible and these collections are available for consultation by appointment.
Please check the Academy website for a full list of past and present RSA Members.
George Paul Chalmers
James Eckford Lauder
Robert Scott Lauder
Joseph Noel Paton
William Lamb (artist)
Associates of the Royal Scottish Academy
After amendments to the Supplementary Charter in 2005, once Associates have submitted a Diploma work into the Permanent Collection of the Royal Scottish Academy, they are then entitled to full membership of the Academy and can affix the letters RSA after their names.
Royal West of England Academy
Esme Gordon: The Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture & Architecture 1826-1976. Edinburgh 1976.
* [http://www.royalscottishacademy.org/ The Royal Scottish Academy]
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