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

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 23rd Jan 2013

In the UK World Monuments Fund Britain has undertaken such varied projects as Edinburgh's Graveyards, St George's Hall, Liverpool and Browne Clayton Column, Ireland.

The exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum will celebrate the Fund's activities by looking at a selection of completed and ongoing projects including Hampton Court Palace, St George's Bloomsbury, Strawberry Hill, Coventry Cathedral, and Stowe House. Stowe contains the ‘Gothic Library' - one of Sir John Soane's very few essays in this style.

The exhibition will display drawings and letters never previously shown which explore the collaboration between Soane and the Marquess of Buckingham over the design of the library and their close relationship which culminated in Soane purchasing valuable manuscripts and gemstones from the Marquess to fend off the latter's creditors.

These gems and manuscripts such as Cardinal Marino Grimani's Commentary on the Epistle of St Paul to the Romans are not on permanent display at the Museum so the exhibition offers the opportunity to - literally and metaphorically - see some of the jewels of Soane's collection.

 

Cost: Free


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

See more events on the same day or today or this month


Location

Sir John Soane's Museum,
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields,
London, WC2A 3BP

 

Categories: Architecture | Historical

Local events coming soon
9:15 AMGuided Tours of Parliament
The guided tour takes about 75 minutes and includes the Commons and Lords Chambers, the Queen's Robing Room, the Royal Gallery and Westminster Hall.
(Cost: £15)
10:00 AMArchives into the future

(Cost: £8.00)
10:00 AMLondon Gothic

(Cost: £10 - booking required in advance. Bring a picnic)
10:30 AMChristmas Eve Auction at Smithfield Meat Market
F The famous annual clearance auction by Harts at Smithfield - cash only.
(Cost: Free (you pay for the food obviously))
11:00 AMCovent Garden Walk with Old Maps
B See how the Duke of Bedford’s personal Parish became London’s main fruit and veg. market.
(Cost: £10)
12:45 PMAcceptability of cycling: London and Mexico City
F B The acceptability of cycling seems to be on the rise in major cities around the world. How does this acceptability increase and why should we care?
(Cost: Free)
1:15 PMSomerset House: The Old Palaces Tour
F A guided tour, exploring the history of the site before this current building existed.
(Cost: Free)
 

Sign up for a free weekly guide to what's on in London

Sample Issue