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Our “adoption” of Sir John Soane’s model of the ceiling of the Court of Common Pleas.

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Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios are proudly “adopting” Sir John Soane’s model, Ceiling of the Court of Common Pleas, The Law Courts, London, as part of the “Adopt a Model” project run by the Sir John Soane’s Museum. This popular scheme allows donors to become linked, through their chosen model, to this much loved house-museum and to help raise the profile of the collection of models as exhibits and educational tools. The scheme runs concurrently with the restoration of the long lost Model Room, originally created by Soane in 1834 and due to reopen later this year.

Models were an important medium in Soane’s design process and PR. Soane used models to test ideas and present designs to clients for their approval. He also used models for prestige and pedagogy: presenting his work alongside masterpieces of Antiquity and demonstrating his designs to his RA students. Some rooms of the museum…

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