Welcome to the Royal Miniature Society website
The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers was founded in 1896 by Alyn Williams who was the first President, a position he occupied until 1898, and then again from 1908 until 1941. The Society's Inaugural Exhibition, held in 1896 in the Modern Gallery, was the first to be devoted exclusively to contemporary miniatures and was an immediate success. King Edward VII granted the Royal Charter in 1905. In 1926 the RMS extended its welcome to other forms of miniature art. Recognition of this wider scope was officially confirmed when Sculptors and Gravers were added to its name by Royal Command of King George V.
The Society's Aims are to Esteem, Protect and Practise the traditional 16th Century art of miniature work, emphasizing the infinite patience needed for its fine techniques.
President Rosalind Pierson PRMS CFA(Oxon) PPHS MAA MASF
Our annual exhibition boasts some of the best miniatures from the finest miniature artists in the world.
If you've missed this years exhibition, you are now able to view it online! Some works are still available to purchase.
If you would like more information, please contact Claire Hucker.
2017 Annual Exhibition
Dame Patricia Routledge DBE officially opened the exhibiton and presented the awards on 21st September 2017
NEW SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT 2018
Hangers must be attached to all miniature frames ready for exhibiton entry. For Further information please click here.
Would you like to advertise in our exhibition catalogue?
Advertise in our exhibition catalogue this year, prices start from £50!