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Interior view of the RA London during its 250th anniversary celebrations - the Sackler Sculpture Gallery.
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250th Anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts, London
As part of the RA's 250th birthday commemoration, the prestigious art institution will be opening a new campus wing, along with a series of new exhibitions, events and displays. This re-imagining of the historic academy was designed by the award-winning architect, Sir David Chipperfield RA, who oversaw each step of the transformation.

To celebrate, akg-images presents photographs taken by Anne Purkiss, including unseen portraits of Sir David Chipperfield, the RA's president, Christopher le Brun, as well as some of the RA's most prolific artists and Nobel Prize winners.