History of Art pupils visit Sir John Soane’s Museum

On Saturday 10 June, a group of LVI girls headed into London to visit Sir John Soane’s Museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. For History of Art pupils, this was a wonderful opportunity to see plaster casts of Roman statues and paintings by Hogarth, Canaletto, and Turner. For those interested in architecture, the museum offered a truly unique experience (Soane is still regarded as one of England’s greatest architects). The group were all particularly impressed with all of the hidden windows and mirrors, and the beautiful ways in which light is cast throughout the home. It is packed full with architectural fragments, sculpture, paintings, and curiosities, making each room a work of art in itself. True to Soane’s wishes, the girls arrived curious and left inspired!