Curator Tour: Hidden Masterpieces 6 April 13.30

Regular price £10.00

Join the curator of our current major exhibition for a 45 minute tour of highlights from Sir John Soane’s world-class collection of architectural drawings on Tuesday 6 April at 13.00.

Dr Frances Sands, Curator of Hidden Masterpieces, leads an exclusive tour of the exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the finest works amongst the drawings collected by Sir John Soane. One of the leading architects in Georgian Britain, Soane compiled what was probably the first comprehensive collection of architectural drawings in the world.

Usually kept in locked drawers and among carefully stored volumes at Sir John Soane’s Museum, Frances will take you through the highlights of the exhibition, including a Book of Hours illuminated by two artists of the Flemish School in 1512; a drawing by Hieronymus Cock giving a view of the Colosseum, Rome, probably prepared for engraving in c.1550; an eighteenth-century volume of Indian and Persian miniatures open to a plate depicting Mumtaz Mahal (for whom the Taj Mahal was made); a capriccio by Giovanni Battista Piranesi from 1745-50; and a variety of other important works including drawings from the offices of leading Georgian architects Robert Adam, George Dance the Younger and Sir John Soane.

After purchase you will receive a confirmation email which acts as your ticket, just arrive on the day and your name will be ready on our list.  The tour begins promptly at 13.00 in the Exhibition Gallery. There is no need to book an additional timed ticket to the Museum.

We are in a Grade I listed, 19th-century building, so access is not always straightforward. If you require step-free access or extra assistance, please contact us in advance of your booking on or 020 7405 2107.

Tickets are refundable up to 7 days before the event, after which point they are non-refundable or exchangeable.

Image: Capriccio, 1745-50, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78). © Sir John Soane’s Museum

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