Welcome to “Museum Highlights”, a project which is being undertaken in collaboration between Reading Museum and the RGA.
Reading Museum has a wealth of RGA members’ work in their collections. The association between the two go back to the foundation of the RGA in 1930. However, with limited room, not everything can be on display. With kind permission from Reading Museum, we here take the opportunity to showcase those works exhibited by our members and celebrate the RGA’s rich heritage and wonderful art. Eventually, all the works will be available as a new topic within Reading Museum’s Online Collections.
Research is taken from “A History of the Reading Guild of Artists – 1930-1980” by EV Watson, RGA Annual Exhibition catalogues and the RGA Archives held at The Berkshire Record Office. Many thanks go to local historian Sidney Gold for his invaluable research compiled on behalf of the Reading Museum collections. The RGA is sensitive to any artists’ copyright in the use of these images and has endeavoured to report accurately. If you have any further information or queries about any of these works or artists, please contact our Archivist.
Many thanks go to the support of Elaine Blake and the team (past and present) at the Reading Museum.