Sir John Soane’s Museum and DB AGM

    Sir John Soane’s Museum. The photograph has taken from the Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

It was miserable weather on the last weekend of April. However, I had a good day out on Saturday.
One of my friends recommended the Sir John Soane’s Museum in Holborn. Sir John Soane (1753-1837) was a 19th century architect. The museum is his former house and has displayed his exceptional collections.
The Designer Bookbinders Annual General Meeting was held at the Art Workers Guild in Holborn on the Saturday afternoon, so I visited this museum before going to the DB AGM. The Museum fronts on to Lincoln’s Inn Fields and it takes only 15minitus walk form there to Art Workers Guild. However, the top floor of the museum has limited opening times, unfortunately I could not stay in the museum until the top floor was open to the public. It is a remarkable museum and I would like to visit again to see the top floor. There is subtle suggestion that as for all chairs in the museum, a dry flower (fruit ?) is put at the seat therefore a visitor cannot sit down. It is organic and a nice device to keep people off the seats. It’s prohibited to take photographs in the museum. So, it is a shame that I could not show images on this blog.
Instead I would like to share some of the images from the guidebook. If you would like to know more about the museum, please visit the following site.

Following the AGM business, the invited lecturer was Mr. Christopher Brown who is illustrator Printmaker & Artist, senior lecturer in Graphic Arts at Liverpool School of Art and design and visiting lecturer in Fashion Menswear at Central St Martins and in MA illustration at Camberwell College of Atrs. His works have been exhibited widely including Royal Academy, V&A etc. His lecture was very interesting and I really enjoyed it. After the shot conversation with Chiriopher, I found out that his illustration products can get in BEAMS in Japan. More information about Christopher Brown, please visit the following site.

I also had a nice lunch in the café of Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The location of the café is wonderful and food and coffee was good. So, the last Saturday of April was bad weather, but it was civilised day for me.




Sir John Soane’s Museum

 The entrance of Lincoln’s Inn Fields

 The Museum Guide Book, Sir John Soane’s Museum

The Catacomb of the S.J.S Museum (The photograph from the Museum Guide Book)

The Library of the S.J.S Museum (The photograph from the Museum Guide Book)

Soane Museum - ground plan and section (The photograph from the Museum Guide Book)