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BIID Tour of Sir John Soane's Museum with Historical Drawings Masterclass

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Sir John Soane's Museum

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields

London

WC2A 3BP

United Kingdom

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BIID designer members are invited on an exclusive morning touring the exquisite treasures of Sir John Soane’s Museum with access to the Private Apartments (not open to public groups). The tour will proceed a bespoke in-depth library session with the Museums drawings curator, Dr Frances Sands, who will deliver a Masterclass focusing on the ‘History of the Classical Style in British Interior Design through 17th – 19th Centuries’.

Sir John Soane’s Museum is a national museum, displaying the extraordinary collections amassed by renowned British architect Sir John Soane (1753 – 1837) including antiquities, furniture, sculptures, architectural models and drawings, and paintings including work by Hogarth, Turner and Canaletto.

Spanning continents and millennia, many objects are on permanent display. Others, including 30,000 architectural drawings, can be seen by appointment at the Research Library, a hand-picked selection of which Dr Sands will display to guests on the day to accompany the Masterclass.

There will be ba short coffee break between the tour and library session at Fields Bar and Kitchen nearby where guests can enjoy a 15% discount. The café is a 2-minute walk from the Museum and located in Lincolns Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ.

WHAT TO EXPECT

9.50 – arrive at Sir John Soane's Museum and wait outside the gate at No. 13 to be registered by a BIID staff member, proceed inside to the coat and bag check.

10.00 to 11.30 – Tour of the Museum and Private Apartments

11.30 to 12.00 – Coffee break, Fields Bar and Kitchen

12.00 to 13.30 – In depth library session with Dr Frances Sands

13.30 – end (visitors are then free to explore the museum and shop)

WHAT TO BRING

No need to bring anything but do wear comfy shoes.

WHAT YOU WILL LEAVE WITH

A guided insight into the wonderful world of Sir John Soane detailing his family history, passion for collecting and his many architectural innovations, including Soane’s ‘mod-cons’ in his Private Apartments. The by appointment only library session with Dr Frances Sands has been developed as a bespoke session for our special interest group and will be focusing on the interior drawings and sketches of famed historical interiors, the techniques used to create them and the interior designers and illustrators that brought these properties to life.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This tour is open to BIID Registered Interior Designers, Associate members, Student members and Employees of Registered Design Practice Members. Spaces are strictly limited to maximum 15 guests. Please do not book this tour if you are not one of the membership categories stated.

ABOUT THE VENUE

No photography, stiletto heels, food, drink, or chewing gum is permitted in the Museum.

Please note that the tour takes place across several floors and guests will be on their feet for the duration of the tour. Any access requirements should be noted on your registration. There is no level access to the Private Apartments.

Please meet outside the No.13 Gate at least 5 minutes before the start of the tour so that a member of staff can assist with bags. Large bags must be placed in the cloakroom or lockers; all small bags and items which guests wish to carry around the museum must fit inside one of the Museum’s transparent visitor bags.

After the tour and library session, guests are free to explore the museum, view the current exhibition and visit the shop.

Additional information

Prices are not inclusive of VAT.

When booking please provide the name of the person(s) who will be attending the event - we will use this for their delegate badge and materials.

If you have any queries, please email the office at info@biid.org.uk or call 020 7628 0255.

All BIID events and training courses are subject to standard terms and conditions which can be read in full below:


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  2. The full delegate fee will be forfeited for non-attendance (for any reason) without prior notice or cancellation of your booking.
  3. A replacement delegate nominated and confirmed by you is permitted, but must be confirmed in writing to info@BIID.org.uk prior to the event.
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  5. The BIID reserves the right to make changes to the programme.
  6. The BIID reserves the right to cancel the event if unavoidable circumstances arise.
  7. This event will be photographed and videoed. Attendance constitutes consent for these images/videos to be used, by the BIID and its partners, for promotional purposes.
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10. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed under the laws of England and Wales and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

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Sir John Soane's Museum

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields

London

WC2A 3BP

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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