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One boat ride later, we've reached our final stop on today's #MuseumInstaTour - @royalmuseumsgreenwich. Here's Yinka Shonibare RA's 'Nelson's Message in a Bottle', a 1:30 scaled-down replica of Nelson's battleship Victory, complete with Shonibare's own wax seal.
That's a wrap on our tour, although you can check out our Story for a few more shots from today.
#art #sailing #bankholiday #greenwich #boat #london #sunshine

Tasked with the theme of "gender" at the @tate stop of #MuseumInstaTour, we headed straight for Barbara Kruger - here's one of her three-metre screenprints, 'Who owns what?', originally made in 1991. Final stop: @royalmuseumsgreenwich
#london #art #print

Next on our #MuseumInstaTour is the London Transport Museum (@ltmuseum) who have challenged us with the theme of "design".
We're admiring the iconic design of London's "roundel" symbol for public transport. As British transport administrator Frank Pick said when he was building an identity for the nation's transport, “design is not a mode that enters in here and there and may be omitted elsewhere. Design must enter everywhere.” Now over the river to @tate!
#london #tfl #design #journey

#MuseumInstaTour has stopped off at the @wellcomecollection, on the hunt for objects on the theme of "life and death"... Here's artist William Cobbing's work 'Palindrome', which takes inspiration from a character in a JG Ballard novel who suggested that "the bones of the pelvis may constitute the remains of a lost sacral skull". Next up - @ltmuseum!
#london #museum #science #art

Next stop on today's #MuseumInstaTour - the RA itself! We've chosen the theme of "pattern" - here's a moment to appreciate the patterns in the architecture of our Burlington House home. Onward to the @wellcomecollection! #museum #architecture #bitsofbuildings #london

Today we're galavanting round London on a #MuseumInstaTour - six museums, one day, many photo stops.
First stop: @sciencemuseum, searching for objects related to the theme of "flight"... Our fellow InstaTourists suggested not going for something obvious, but who could resist Zaha Hadid RA's beautiful Mathematics Gallery? The shape of the structure's curves is a visualisation of wind patterns around an aeroplane in flight.
Next stop - the RA!

#londonisopen #museum #science #london

Looking for fun half-term activities? Learn how to make a paint-splattering spinning top in our latest 'Family how-to' from @hatopress - visit
#art #kidsactivities #painting #paintingwithkids #creativekids #halfterm #familyhowto

"Part of the mystery of art lies in what, as viewers, we connect with and part is in the artist’s domain to have made that mysterious spark possible. Though many of these works are very different from one another, for me, the interest is in what they have in common." - Prof David Remfry RA, curator of our latest Art Sales collection, 'Only Connect'.

The collection includes this work by Cornelia Parker RA (@electionartist2017). See the rest at

Image: Cornelia Parker RA, 'Incident (Brussels)', 2017, Digital pigment print, 56 x 42 cm. © the artist. #contemporaryart #GE2017 #generalelection #limitededition #collector #buyart #ownart #prints #printsforsale

Summer's in the air – the sun is shining, and behind closed doors at the RA we're busy unwrapping over 1,200 artworks for the Summer Exhibition. Here's one of them already on display, Yinka Shonibare RA's 'Wind Sculpture', standing six metres tall in our courtyard. Follow the link in our bio to book your ticket to this year's #RASummer.
#summer #summer2017 #contemporaryart #art #london

Join us in January 2018 as we unveil 'Charles I: King and Collector', a landmark exhibition in partnership with @royal_collection_trust.
During his reign, Charles I set about assembling an art collection to rival all others, but the exceptional masterpieces he amassed were sold off after his execution in 1649. Next year, see this legendary collection reunited for the first time, including works by Van Dyck, Rubens, Holbein, Titian, Mantegna and many more. Tickets are now on sale! Find out more at
#king #collector #royalcollection #masterpiece #titian #vandyck #renaissance #rubens #royalty

In 2018, the year of our 250th anniversary, we're unveiling new spaces to display the Royal Academy’s Collection. The latest episode in our behind-the-scenes video series takes a look at some of the hidden treasures that will be on show, including the UK’s only sculpture by Michelangelo. Watch the whole video at #RA250 #royalacademyofarts #heritage #videos

Mayfair Art Weekend is coming up soon! We're excited to partner with @artinmayfair for a weekend of exhibitions, events, food and tours. Get it in your diary: 30 June - 2 July. Link in our bio to find out more. #MAW2017 #mayfair #london

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