Talk at 7.30 pm given by Dr Bruce Boucher at the church of St George the Martyr, 206 Andover Road, Wash Common, Newbury, RG14 6NU

Studies for my Mind’: John Soane as Collector

Dr Boucher became Director of Sir John Soane's Museum in 2016.  Previously he was a lecturer at University College London for 20 years, and then, from 2002-9, a Curator and Department Head at the Art Institute of Chicago, and from 2009-16 Director of the Franklin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.  He has written a number of books, and curated various exhibitions, on sculptural themes.  He will talk about Sir John's gift to the nation of his house and collection, which he conceived as both a museum and an “academy of the arts,” and its displays, which were “studies” for his mind.

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