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The SOANE Magazine

The SOANE magazine is a publication compiled especially for members of the Soane Supporters’ Circle and friends of Sir John Soane’s Museum.  The magazine features articles by external contributors as well our own curators and the usual roundup of the latest news from the Museum.  We aim to work with a wide range of contributors from the architectural, design, art, history and literary worlds who explore topics that both draw inspiration from Soane’s house, collections and architecture and demonstrate Soane’s continuing influence on artists, architects and designers today. 


IN THIS EDITION OF The SOANE Magazine (Issue No.2, autumn 2013):

‘Living Collections'Cover of the Autumn edition of the SOANE Magazine, with an Alan Sorrell image depicting Benvenuto Cellini Escaping from Rome

The theme of this issue of the magazine is the Soane as a ‘living’ collection, whose relevance today is as great as it was when Soane assembled his collection of drawings, antiquities and works of art.  Not only is the Museum itself still inspiring architects, painters and sculptors as he intended but the drawings in his collection continuing to play a vital role in the saving, preservation and sympathetic alteration of the buildings they represent, as well as continue to inform the design of new buildings and the education of aspiring young architects – just as they did in Soane’s own lifetime. Our work to digitise the collection is providing ever-increasing access for audiences to engage with our collections at home, even in far-flung corners of the globe, and the Museum is inspiring people who have never visited and perhaps never will. Digitisation is also giving the collections a new lease of life as inspiration for a wide variety of designers and artists, enabling the Museum to use its collections as the springboard for its commercial enterprises.




Mark OssowskiRobert Adam design for a circular ceiling at Harewood House
Reflecting on Adam

The Adam Drawings Collection: Past Present and Future
Dr Frances Sands, Adam Catalogue Editor

Wiiliamstrip Bathhouse: A Temple in the Park
Craig Hamilton, architect

Sorrell on Sorrell
Alan Powers talks to Richard Sorrell about his father, the artist Alan Sorrell



News from the Soane
Helen Dorey, Acting Director of Sir John Soane’s Museum

Soane Recommends
Amicia de Moubray

The Pool Hall inside the Bath House at Williamstrip Park.  Photo courtesy of Craig Hamilton Architects The Gadabout
Magnus Copps


If you would like to be able to read all of these articles, become a member of the Soane Supporters’ Circle! Members receive The SOANE Magazine bi-annually, as well as the Sir John Soane’s Museum Annual Review.  Please contact the Development Officer, Cara Hepburn:

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For advertising or to sponsor The SOANE Magazine please contact the Editor, Maxwell Blowfield:

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