- The Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), is the home of contemporary art in Scotland.
Since 1826, the Academy has occupied William Henry Playfair's magnificent landmark building on the Mound, Edinburgh. Following a period of relocation due to the major restoration of the RSA building by the National Galleries of Scotland, the RSA returned to its home in spring, 2003.
The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture has a wide-ranging collection of art and associated objects, archives and published material that have been acquired since the academy's foundation in 1826.The core element of the collections is the Diploma Collection, which comprises a single work by each full member of the academy which he or she must deposit as a representation of his or her L'uvre. Coming directly from the artist, and requiring the approval of the rest of the full membership, the Diploma Collection maintains a direct link between artist and collection.
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