Charles Robert Saumarez Smith is Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts in London

The new Wohl Entrance Hall.

The making of the new Royal Academy – an insider’s view

The RA’s Secretary and Chief Executive traces the history of the institution’s redevelopment

Letter from São Paulo

Charles Saumarez Smith reflects on the art market in Brazil as the 14th edition of SP-Arte takes place

The Whitechapel Bell Foundry, whose history dates back to 1420, is to close its premises in May 2017

What will become of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry?

Britain’s oldest manufacturing company, whose origins date back to 1420, is to close this May. What will happen to its historic home?

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Charles Saumarez Smith looks forward to the new Tate Modern and Design Museum buildings, the V&A’s rethink of Botticelli and Pallant House’s British art displays

An Unexpected Discovery at the Royal Academy

The long lost Charter of the Society of Artists has been found in a box of ‘Artists’ Memorabilia’

12 Days: Highlights of 2015

An exceptional selection of exhibitions are opening in London this year, and some major museum openings are taking place further afield