The Royal Academy of Arts in London, a prestigious institution that oversees art schools and mounts a closely watched exhibition program, made a historical announcement this week. After more than 250 years, the institution finally has its first female president.
Rebecca Salter will be the next President of the Royal Academy, making her the first woman to hold the high-ranking post at the institution since it was founded in 1768. She will succeed Christopher Le Brun, who stepped down from the role in September after eight years.
The SJE Group congratulates both Ms Salter and the Academy.