Wednesday, 30 August 2006

RA Fire Update

Firemen tackling the blaze - photo taken by Aaron Clark (2006)The blaze is under control. The building which caught fire is 6 Burlington Gardens, formerly the Museum of Mankind. It is adjacent to but separate from the main Royal Academy of Arts building, which was evacuated and closed for the rest of the day. The roof of No 6 collapsed. An initial report claimed the building was empty, but it turns out it was being used by the Saatchi Gallery to prepare an exhibition of American art, due to open on 6 October. This is the second major fire to hit the Saatchi collection, which is clearly inflammable stuff!


Post a Comment

<< Home