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Royal Academy

The Royal Academy is an art institution based in London, England. It was founded during the 18th century and its first president was the great portrait painter, Sir Joshua Reynolds. Full membership of the academy is limited to 80 Academicians or "RAs", who must be professional painters, printmakers, sculptors or architects.

The Royal Academy hosts a summer exhibition every year, which is an opportunity for unknown artists to have their work viewed by the public at this prestigious venue. It also runs a postgraduate art school and a research library.

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