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2016

WILLIAM SHIPLEY PLAQUE UNVEILED

RSA Founder commemorated with green plaque in Covent Garden, London.

On Wednesday 6th April 2016 a green plaque was unveiled dedicated to William Shipley, our founder, to commemorate the tercentenary of his birth and the site of our first meeting at Rawthmell’s Coffee House in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden.

The commemorative plaques scheme, which is now a common sight across the UK, was initiatied by the Society with the first of 36 plaques erected in 1867 at Lord Byron's birthplace. 

WILLIAM SHIPLEY PLAQUE UNVEILED

THE RSA ARCHIVE SUPPORTS A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN

The national Explore Your Archive campaign’s aim is to raise awareness of archives, their value to society and their impact. Raising awareness is not the only aim of the RSA Archive; we want more people to understand and value our specialist archive, to reach and engage with a more diverse audience and also strengthen our relationships with current archive users.

Explore your Archive project

THE RSA ARCHIVE SUPPORTS A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN

Book on the RSA's historic murals wins the William M. B. Berger Prize for British Art History 2015!

Book on the RSA's historic murals wins the William M. B. Berger Prize for British Art History 2015!

James Barry’s Murals at the Royal Society of Arts: Envisioning a New Public Art by William L. Pressly

Between 1777 and 1784, the Irish artist James Barry executed six murals for the Great Room of the [Royal] Society of Arts in London.  Although his works form the most impressive series of history paintings in Great Britain, they remain one of the British art world’s best kept secrets. William L. Pressly’s book James Barry’s Murals at the Royal Society of Arts is the first to offer an in-depth analysis of these remarkable paintings.

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