Sir John Soane (1753-1837) was one of the most innovative and forward thinking architects in British history. He was also one of Britain’s most important collectors of art and antiquities creating unprecedented installations of objects within his house. These have provided inspiration for many contemporary artists. Whilst looking at Soane’s architectural career this lecture will also focus on his equally important role as a collector.
Jerzy J. Kierkuć-Bieliński is curator at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London. Richard Julin, Deputy Director at Magasin 3, opens the lecture by presenting the Magasin 3’s collection.
Recorded November 25, 2010 in Magasin 3, Stockholm