Royal Institution for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts in Scotland
Foundation date: 1 February 1819 (Circa)
Dissolution date: 1830 (Circa)
Function: Art society
Rules: Life membership fixed at at £50.
History or description: No artist sat on any committee.
Exhibitions took place between 1820 and 1829, however hostility increased from the artist community, eventually leading to the establishment of an independent Scottish Academy. In 1830 their exhibition included works by living artists but it was not successful and later that year the Institute disappeared.
Activities: exhibitions (open to non-members)
Funding types: lifetime membership
Dictionary of Scottish Architects 1840-1940
Citing this record
'Royal Institution for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts in Scotland', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/organization.php?id=msib6_1216304236, accessed 25 Mar 2017]