26.10.2015Work begins at the Royal Academy of Arts

A celebration is being held today to mark the start of work on the Royal Academy of Arts’ redevelopment.

This project will link Burlington House and Burlington Gardens, opening up elements that make the Royal Academy unique, sharing with the public its historic treasures, the work of its Academicians, and the RA Schools, alongside its world-class exhibitions programme.  As well as new public and exhibition spaces, the Royal Academy will also gain a double-height lecture theatre with over 260 seats and enhanced facilities for its education programme.

The redevelopment will be completed in time for the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary in 2018.