Building a Dialogue: The Architect and the Client

17 February - 9 May 2015

Exploring the delicate, complex and sometimes difficult relationship between clients and architects, the exhibition charts the development of the architectural profession from Elizabethan to Victorian times. With case studies including Soane’s Dulwich Picture Gallery and Holy Trinity Church and Wren’s Royal Naval College, see rare pieces from the Museum’s collection including never before seen drawings, private and public documents, letters, correspondence, and models.

Analysing projects by Sir John Soane, as well as the work and influence of other illustrious British architects Sir Christopher Wren, William Chambers, Robert Adam and his brother James Adam, it is one of the most comprehensive surveys of the architecture profession ever displayed at Sir John Soane’s Museum.