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Soane's Museum and Cottingham's Museum; rival architectural museums of Regency London?

Once upon a time, Sir John Soane's Musuem wasn't the only house-museum in London. Find out about Soane's museum and its lost rival!

Tim Knox, Director of Sir John Soane’s Museum, looks at the extraordinary house-museum of the architect Lewis Nockalls Cottingham (1787-1847) on the Waterloo Bridge Road. A direct contemporary of Soane’s Museum, Cottingham’s ‘Museum of Medieval Art’ was rich in specimens of gothic and early English architecture, and included perhaps the earliest sequence of ‘period rooms’ in any museum. Sold up in 1851, it is recorded by an illustrated Descriptive Memoir and a Sale Catalogue. Tim Knox compares Cottingham’s lost collection with Soane’s surviving one, and touches upon other collections of architectural casts and fragments formed by other architects and antiquaries of the Regency era. This event is chaired by Professor Lisa Jardine.


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Date and Time:

16 May 2006 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
020 7405 3474

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Organised by:

The Royal Institution of Great Britain
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£8/£5 concessions

Available from:

The Ri Events Team on 020 7409 2992 or www.rigb.org

Additional Information:

In association with the Sir John Soane's Museum and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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