Royal Scottish Academy opens largest exhibition of its hugely significant collection

The National Galleries of Scotland and the Royal Scottish Academy have collaborated to organise a major new exhibition, which opened in Edinburgh this autumn. Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art 1540 to Now is the largest exhibition of the RSA’s hugely significant collection ever mounted and the first to occupy the entire RSA building. The RSA is an independently funded institution founded in 1826, and is led by artists and architects to promote and support the creation, understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art. It was instrumental in the establishment of a Scottish national art collection in 1859, with the opening of the Scottish National Gallery (SNG). In 1910, the RSA transferred significant works to the SNG’s collection in exchange for exhibiting rights within what is now known as the RSA Building, which is part of the SNG complex in the heart of Edinburgh. Ages of Wonder, for the first time in over 100