I was pleased to see that Olly Wainwright listed the changes at the RA amongst his top ten architectural buildings of 2018:-
We’ve had over a million visitors in the seven months since Burlington Gardens opened on May 19th. – not bad for an institution which normally only gets a million visitors in a year as a whole – and over 100,000 to the new Collections Gallery.
I’m also pleased that he acknowledges the symbolic significance of opening up the Royal Academy Schools. This was always at the heart of David Chipperfield’s idea for the project, based on his belief that American museums needed to encourage an understanding of art as a practice, not just a finished result.