Sir John Soane’s Museum / Residence is located at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, quite close to Holborn station.

The establishment of this complex is a seamless historical process, all the way from 1792 until nowadays. Although certain interruptions had occurred, during most of the time the museum was kept as John Soane left it.

The careful juxtaposition of objects in display, and the daylighting introduced to accommodate them, are the main features of the museum.

The museum holds an incredible collection, including sarcophagus of Seti I, some Canaletto paintings, a few early Turner pieces, and an amazing series of Hogarth’s works.

However, to me, the museum says more about Soane and his personality than about the exhibitions. The intention of legacy, house as an extension of life, even as a living creature itself, are some issues worth our consideration.

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