The Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) is a Scottish organisation that promotes contemporary Scottish art. Founded in 1826 as the Scottish Academy it became the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) on being granted a royal charter in 1838, the RSA maintains a unique position in Scotland as an independently funded institution led by eminent artists and architects to promote and support the creation, understanding, and enjoyment of visual arts through exhibitions and related educational events. The RSA is separate from the Royal Academy in London, though there are links between the two organisations.
... See also CategoryRoyal Scottish Academicians The RSA is led by a body of eminent artist and architect members who encompass a broad cross-section of contemporary Scottish art ... Academicians are elected to the Academy by their peers ... are then entitled to full membership of the Academy ...
... The Royal Conservatoire has occupied its current purpose-built building on Renfrew Street in Glasgow since 1988 ... School of Music, which in turn became the Scottish National Academy of Music in 1929, which, in 1944, became the Royal Scottish Academy of Music ... The Royal Scottish Academy of Music established a drama department called the Glasgow College of Dramatic Art during 1950 ...
... FRSE RSA (1 February 1806 – 22 January 1876), Scottish painter, the son of a watchmaker, was born at St Ninians, near Stirling ... very decided, in his eighteenth year he entered the Trustees' Academy at Edinburgh ... Here he so distinguished himself that in 1826 he was invited by the Scottish artists, who had resolved to found a Scottish academy, to join it as an associate (see Royal Scottish Academy) ...
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