What is in the catalogue?

The RSA Archive’s online catalogue lists and describes the holdings of the RSA including but not limited to:

  • Society, Council and Committee manuscript minutes, membership lists, transactions, catalogues, correspondence, artworks, artefacts, books from the early library and audio visual items, photographs, slides, CD’s and DVD’s.

Exciting and diverse records not limited to:

  • The Great Exhibition of 1851 initiated by Prince Albert and its successors including the International Exhibition of 1862.
  • The Great Room and James Barry’s unique series of paintings ‘The Progress of Human Knowledge & Culture’ (1777-1801).
  • Minutes of the Premium Award Scheme committees and related technical, trial drawing and painting submissions (1754–c.1850).
  • Plans of the original 1774 House designed by the Adam brothers’ and its subsequent alterations and additions.
  • The distinction ‘Royal Designer for Industry’ (RDI) conferred by the RSA on UK designers and the RSA Student Design awards.
  • Records illustrative of the RSA’s progress and transition since 1754.

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