This catalogue of Soane's drawings is part of 'Building Sites' – a project to catalogue the drawings for five of Soane's London projects: Pitzhanger Manor, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Soane Monument in St Pancras Gardens, the Royal Hospital Chelsea and the Bank of England. 'Building Sites' has been supported by a generous grant made by the Designation Development Fund (DDF) from Renaissance funding administered by Museums, Libraries and Archives (MLA). The Museum's collections are Designated in their entirety as being pre-eminent in national and international importance.
The DDF funding has enabled the Museum to offer training and temporary employment to three young graduates, Matilda Burn, Madeleine Helmer and Emma Smith, who have learnt to catalogue under the tuition and supervision of Jill Lever.
The guidelines for the cataloguers which have evolved during the course of the project are available for consultation. Click here for PDF.
We are also very grateful for the support of our five partners in this project: Pitzhanger Manor (run by the London Borough of Ealing), Dulwich Picture Gallery, the London Borough of Camden (custodians of the Soane Monument), the Royal Hospital Chelsea and the Bank of England.