Royal Academy

Royal Academy is based in Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, and is a privately funded art institution. It was founded in 1768, following an act passed by King George III designed to promote art and design in Britain.

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition has been held annually since 1769. Lectures on art were held at the institution by James Barry, J.M.W Turner and Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Gothic at the V&A

09 October 2003

It is now 15 years since the Royal Academy mounted their landmark exhibition, The Age of Chivalry, covering the arts in Plantagenet England from 1200-1400. This week the Victoria and Albert Museum launches its chronological successor – Gothic: Art For England, covering the later medieval period from 1400-1547.