The BSA Pantheon

The subjects of this exhibition were chosen for their representation of a bigger picture. They were chosen to represent the span of time and the variety of characters who make up the School’s story and to celebrate that story. They were also chosen to be reflective of the development of the School and the times in which it developed: women were not at first admitted as students and the School didn’t have its first female Director until the late 20th century; although people had been agitating for setting up the School for some time, it took a prince’s involvement to set the ball rolling; and although Britain is ethnically diverse, even today most students, scholars and administrators of the School are clearly “anglo”. Therefore this exhibition both celebrates and asks us to reflect.