• 5 July 2018
  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm
  • Paul Mellon Centre

An exhibition display talk by Bryony Botwright-Rance (Paul Mellon Centre)

Bryony Botwright-Rance will give an introduction to the PMC’s ninth Drawing Room Display, which coincides with the Royal Academy show, The Great Spectacle: 250 years of the Summer Exhibition. The display will draw upon the PMC’s substantial collection of catalogues, journals and ephemera to 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 publications in the latter part of the nineteenth century.

This event is part of Bedford Square Festival 4 July - 7 July 2018


The aim of the Bedford Square Festival was to promote the culture based around a London Square, sharing this with our neighbours in Bloomsbury and beyond. We wanted to open the doors of the grand facades of the buildings in the Square and celebrate the culture that we pride ourselves on - art, literature, architecture, history, education, and more!

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