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PRESS RELEASE: 17 October 2012

Giving our Past a Future: The Work of The World Monuments Fund, Britain

Selection of gems purchased by Sir John Soane for £1,000 from the 1st Marquess of Buckingham, owner of Stowe.

Selection of gems purchased by Sir John Soane for £1,000 from the 1st Marquess of Buckingham, owner of Stowe.

The Tribune at Strawberry Hill prior to restoration, 2008, (Kilian O’Sullivan/Strawberry Hill Trust).

The Tribune at Strawberry Hill prior to restoration, 2008, (Kilian O’Sullivan/Strawberry Hill Trust).

The Round Drawing Room ceiling at Strawberry Hill after restoration, 2010, (Kilian O’Sullivan/Strawberry Hill Trust).

The Round Drawing Room ceiling at Strawberry Hill after restoration, 2010, (Kilian O’Sullivan/Strawberry Hill Trust).

Master of the Soane Hours, The Tower of Babel from the Soane Hours, Ghent or Bruges, after 1512.

Master of the Soane Hours, The Tower of Babel from the Soane Hours, Ghent or Bruges, after 1512.

Giulio Clovio (1498 - 1578), page from Cardinal Marino Grimani’s Commentary on the Epistle of St Paul to the Romans,  c. 1537-38

Giulio Clovio (1498 - 1578), page from Cardinal Marino Grimani’s Commentary on the Epistle of St Paul to the Romans, c. 1537-38

Credit: All images should be credited "Courtesy of the Trustees of Sir John Soane's Museum" unless otherwise stated