• 7 July 2018
  • 11:00 – 11:30 am
  • 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.

Festival Picnic at 12.30: Bedford Square Garden - by signing up to this event you will also be added to the guest list to attend Bedford Square Festivals' Picnic in Bedford Square Garden at 12.30. There will be some complimentary food and drink provided and you are also welcome to bring your own food and picnic blankets to enjoy lunch in the Garden, and help us celebrate the end of the Festival!

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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