In late 2014, Sir John Soane’s Museum will open a remarkable new gallery that will display the largest collection of historical architectural models in the UK. The Model Room, on the second floor of 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, will become one of the highlights of the Museum and, for the first time since 1850, allow visitors to see this superb collection as originally intended, and importantly reveal how Soane used it to help his Royal Academy students learn about the history of architecture.
We are delighted to be able to announce our new exhibition opening in March 2014; ‘Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess’. The exhibition will look at the relationship between Soane and the great Italian printmaker, antiquarian and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi.
Kenn Taylor, Community Education Officer, discusses the Soane's work with the Building Crafts College, and a recent stone carving workshop for young people