LONDON, UK.- Brendan Neiland, the Former keeper of the Royal Academy (RA) schools has spoken out for the first time. He resigned in July 2004 after it was found he was holding £80,000 of missing funds. The Royal Academy is currently holding an investigation into the missing funds, although the conclusion of it is expected this summer. In December Sir Nicholas Grimshaw was elected RA president.
Professor Neiland stated, "It is very easy to go in and criticise, but sometimes that is unfair. An artist in the end is better off in the studio."