• 4 June 2018

To coincide with the forthcoming Royal Academy show, The Great Spectacle: 250 years of the Summer Exhibition, the PMC’s ninth Drawing Room Display Supporting the Spectacle: The Summer Exhibition and its Spin-Offs will investigate the varied kinds of publication that have been prompted by the Summer Exhibition over its long history. As well as showcasing the Academy’s own publications – in particular, its Summer Exhibition catalogues and the Royal Academy Illustrated – the display will focus on the especially rich array of exhibition-related guides, pamphlets and illustrated supplements that were issued by other publishers in the latter part of the nineteenth century. The display will draw upon the PMC’s substantial collection of catalogues, journals and ephemera, and is designed to provide a brief introduction to this little-investigated yet fascinating subject.

The Supporting the Spectacle is now open to view during the Centre's opening hours, to find out more please click here.