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The Soane Museum is a A museum is a non-profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education and enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment. This definition is taken... museum of This article is about the built environment. For other uses of the term Architecture see Architecture (disambiguation) Architecture (in Greek αρχή = first and τέχνη = craftsmanship) is the art and science of designing buildings. A wider definition would include within its scope the design... architecture, and was formerly the house and studio of Sir John Soane (10 September 1753 - 20 January 1837) was a British architect who specialised in the Neo-Classical tradition. He was born at Goring-On-Thames near Reading, the son of a bricklayer. He trained as an architect, first under George Dance the Younger, and then Henry Holland, whilst... Sir John Soane. It holds many Drawing is one way of making an image: it is the process of making marks on a surface by applying pressure from or moving a tool on the surface. These marks may represent what the artist sees when drawing, a remembered or imagined scene or abstraction, or, in the case... drawings and Model may refer to more than one thing : For models in society, art, fashion, and cosmetics, see; role model model (person) supermodel figure drawing modeling section In science and technology, a model (abstract) is understood as an abstract or theoretical representation of a phenomenon,see; geologic modeling model (economics... models of his projects and the collections of paintings, drawings and antiquities that he assembled. The Museum is located in the Holborn (pronounced ho-bun or ho-burn) is a place in London, named after a tributary to the river Fleet that flowed through the area, the Hole-bourne (the stream in the hollow). Holborn is also the name of the areas principal east-west street, straddling the borders of... Holborn district of central London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. Founded as Londinium, the capital of... London overlooking the square of Lincoln's Inn Fields.



Soane demolished and rebuilt three houses in succession on the north side of Lincoln's Inn Fields. He began with No. 12 between 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). Events January 25 - The London Corresponding Society is founded. February 20 - The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington. March 16 - King of Sweden Gustav III Shot in the... 1792 and Events February 11 - 1st session of the United States Senate is open to the public. March 14 - Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin. March 27 - The United States Government established a permanent United States Navy and authorized the building of six vessels (in 1797 the first... 1794, and then moved on to No. 13 (now the entrance to the Museum), re-built in two phases in Events January 1 - Importation of slaves into the United States is banned February 11 - Russia issues an ultimatum to France, Finland. March 26 - Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII April 6 - John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company. May 2 - Peninsular War: The... 1808-9 and Events January 1 - the Allgemeines B├╝rgerliches Gesetzbuch, the Austrian civil code enters into force in the Austrian Empire February 2 - Russia establishes a fur trading colony at Fort Ross, California February 7 - The strongest in a series of massive earthquakes near New Madrid, Missouri, est. >8 on Richter... 1812. After completing No.13, Soane set about treating the building as an architectural laboratory, continually remodelling the interiors. He concluded with No. 14, rebuilt in 1823-24. This project allowed him to construct a picture gallery, linked to No.13, on the former garden of No.14.

The museum was established during Soane's own lifetime by a private In Westminster System parliaments, an Act of Parliament is a part of the law passed by the Parliament. It can also be a private bill. It usually starts as a draft proposal, known as a White Paper. A Bill is then introduced into the House of Commons or House of... Act of Parliament in Events January 3, Britain seizes control of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. June 6, US President Andrew Jackson becomes the first President to ride a train. May 11, French-American farmhand Antoine le Blanc murders family of three. September 29, the infant Isabella II becomes Queen of Spain... 1833, which took effect on his death in Events January 10 - DePauw University founded in Greencastle, Indiana January 26 - Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state February 8 - Richard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate February 11 - American Physiological Society organizes in Boston February 13 - Rowland... 1837. The Museum The term trust has several meanings: In sociology, trust is willing acceptance of one persons power to affect another. It is discussed more formally in the articles on social capital, profession and authority. There is much dispute on whether degrees of trust can be measured, or whether it simply... Trustees remained independent, relying only on Soane's original endowment until -1... 1966. They now receive an annual grant from the The word Britain is used to refer to the United Kingdom (UK) the island of Great Britain, which consists of the countries of England, Scotland, and Wales sometimes the Roman province called Britain or Britannia The word British generally means belonging to or associated with Britain in either of the... British Government. The Soane Museum is now widely regarded as a national centre for the study of Neoclassicism (sometimes rendered as Neo-Classicism or Neo-classicism) is the name given to quite distinct movements in the visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture. These movements were in effect at various times between the 18th and the 20th centuries. What could these neoclassicisms have in common? Late Baroque... neo-classical architecture.

The architectural historian Sir John Summerson was curator of the Museum from 1945 to 1984.


All of the rooms of the main house are very carefully proportioned. For many years they were displayed starkly, perhaps contributing to the reputation of Soane as a cerebral architect. Since the Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends Technology Bulletin board system popularity Popularization of personal computers, Walkmans, VHS videocassette recorders, and compact disc (CD) players Introduction of the IBM PC Home video games become enormously popular, most notably Atari until the market crashes in 1983; the rise... 1980s, the original decor has now been restored, and they appear as a more comfortable set of domestic interiors.

The most famous spaces are those in the studio and museum buildings covering the former For the chosen plaintext attack used by the British during World War II, see gardening (cryptanalysis). Gardening is an activity—the art and craft of growing plants—most often taking place in or about ones residence, in a space referred to as the garden. A garden that... gardens, which are mostly toplit. The "starfish" ceiling of the Breakfast Room, inset with mirrors, has influenced architects from around the world. The ingeniously designed Picture Gallery has folding panels on the walls that allow it to house three times as many items as plain walls would. If visiting, it is necessary to be patient and wait for each wall to be opened up in turn.


Soane's collections included a large number of architectural drawings, ranging from John Smythson to most of Kedleston Hall. The South front by Robert Adam, based on the Arch of Constantine in Rome Robert Adam (3 July 1728 - 3 March 1792) was a Scottish architect, interior designer and furniture designer, born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. He was the second son of William Adam (1689-1748) of Maryburgh... Robert Adam's original drawings. There are many of Giovanni Battista (also Giambattista) Piranesi (4th October 1720 in Mogliano Veneto (near Treviso) - 9th November 1778 in Rome) was an Italian artist famous for his etchings of Rome and of fictitious prisons. Etching of the Pyramid of Cestius Piranesi studied his art at Rome, where the remains of that city... Piranesi's original sketches of Paestum is the classical Roman name of a major Graeco-Roman city in the Campania region of Italy. It is located near the coast about 85km. SE of Naples in the province of Salerno. Tourist at Paestum Paestum overview Founded around the start of the 7th century BC by Greek... Paestum. The sculpture collection includes both marble and Terra cotta is a hard semifired waterproof ceramic clay used in pottery and building construction. The term is also used to refer to items made out of this material. The name is Italian for baked earth. Terra cotta has been used throughout history for sculpture and pottery, as well as... terracotta works by John Flaxman (July 6, 1755 - December 7, 1826), was an English sculptor and draughtsman. He was born at York. His father was also named John, after an ancestor who, according to family tradition, had fought for Parliament at the Battle of Naseby, and afterwards settled as a carrier or farmer... John Flaxman

From the painting collection, the best known are by William Hogarth William Hogarth (November 10, 1697 – October 26, 1764) was a major British painter, engraver, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited as a pioneer in western sequential art. His work ranged from excellent realistic portraiture to Comic strip-like series of pictures called “modern... William Hogarth, including the eight panels of A Rake's Progress and the four panels of his famous political satire The Election based on the This article is about the city of Oxford in England. See also other meanings, including other cities. Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 ( 2001 census). It is home to the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English... Oxford Parliamentary Election of Events June 19 - The Albany Convention of New England Colonies proposes an American Union Duke of Saxony takes the Colditz Castle to his own use Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Mahmud I (1730-1754) to Osman III (1754-1757) Beginning of the French and Indian War in... 1754. There are also three major works by There were 2 artists who went by the name Canaletto. This article is about Giovanni Antonio Canal. The other was Bernardo Bellotto, his nephew and pupil. The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute, painted 1730. Giovanni Antonio Canal (October 7, 1697_ April 19, 1768), better known as Canaletto... Canaletto.

The alabaster sarcophagus of Shabti of Seti, from his tomb in the Valley of the Kings Seti I was a pharaoh of Ancient Egypt (19th dynasty), the son of Rameses I and Queen Sitre and later the father of Rameses II. According to some historians, he reigned between 1291 BC and 1278 BC. According... Seti I lies in the basement of the museum.

See also

  • The Dulwich Picture Gallery is an art gallery in Dulwich, London. It was the worlds first purpose-built art gallery and opened in 1817. Its basic architecture of a series of interlinked rooms lit by overhead skylights has been the primary influence on art gallery design ever since. It was... Dulwich Picture Gallery designed by Soane in 1817 is the archetype for modern art galleries.
  • With its jumbled, eclectic collection in a grand domestic town house, the Soane museum shares many qualities with the The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a museum in Boston, Massachusetts dedicated primarily to European art. The museum was established in 1903 by Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924), a wealthy patron of the arts. It is housed in a 15th-century Venetian palace which was dismantled in Italy stone by... Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
  • Sir John Soane should not be confused with Sir Hans Sloane. Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) was an Ulster-Scot collector and physician. He was born on April 16, 1660 at Killyleagh in County Down, Ireland, where his father had settled as the head of a Scottish colony sent over by James I. Even as a youth, he collected... Hans Sloane, whose collections formed the foundation of the The main entrance to the British Museum The British Museum is one of the worlds greatest and most famous museums. It was established in 1753 by Sir Hans Sloane, a physician and scientist who collected a great deal of literature and art at its present site at Montague House... British Museum and -1... Natural History Museum

External links

  • Official site - http://www.soane.org/



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