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

2016 Exhibition Continues Online

  • meraylah allwood
  • jenny musker
  • paul eaton
  • marian tumelty
If you have been unable to attend 2016 exhibition, all exhibited works can now be viewed online.

If you would like to purchase works or make enquiries about any of the pieces shown, please contact Executive Secretary Claire Hucker: 01454 269268 (weekdays 10am-4pm)


FAQs: Artwork entries

Dates for your diary 2017

Hand in: Sat. 9th September

Selection: Sun. 10th September

Notification: Tues. 12th 3pm

Private View: Wed. 20th September 10-5

Open to the public: Wed. 20th September 5-8 until Sun. 1st October 10-5

Daily Demonstrations please click here for further details...

Dame Patricia Routledge DBE will officially open the exhibiton and present the awards on: Thurs. 21st September at 3pm

patricia routledge