Tim Knox’s term as Director of Sir John Soane’s Museum, almost eight very successful and busy years, has seen the complete restoration of Nos. 12 and 14 Lincoln’s Inn Fields to accommodate new facilities for the Museum and, most vitally, re-established the principle of putting Soane’s arrangements back exactly as he had them in 1837.


In his time, Tim saw the Picture Room, the Shakespeare and Tivoli Recesses, as well as various other arrangements in the Museum, restored, and he leaves the fully planned and funded reinstatement of the private apartments and other features that will form phases 2 and 3 of Opening up the Soane project as an integral part of his legacy as Director.


Whilst we are very sad that Tim’s move to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge means he won’t be here to see these final restorations take place, we want to wish him the very best in his new role.


Instead of contributions for a leaving present for Tim, he has asked that to mark his Directorate of the Soane Museum, that those who can help might make a donation towards the publication of a book on Soane’s collection of architectural models. Not only are architectural models a particular passion of Tim’s, but it is his vision of Opening up the Soane that will allow us to fully restore Soane’s own Model Room (opening 2014) where this unique historic collection will be displayed as Soane left it.


The book, to be written by Deputy Director and Inspectress Helen Dorey, will be a comprehensive record of the model collection, and a fitting tribute to Tim’s time here at the Soane, so please do help if you can.


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Sir John Soane's Museum

Sir John Soane's Museum

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Sir John Soane's Museum is regarded by many as the finest House Museum in the World. Designed by one of this country's greatest architects, his home is unchanged since 1837 and contains an unrivalled collection of art, sculpture, books, antiquities, drawings and furniture.

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Donations 21

Donation by Kevin Shenton on 25/06/13


Tim, Many thanks for all the wonderful work you did at the Soane. All the best for the future.

Donation by Gordon Higgott on 09/04/13

Donation by David Coombs on 25/03/13


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

In the short time I've been at the museum I can see the impact you've made and you'll be sorely missed. Good luck in your new position!

Donation by Matthew Herzberg on 08/03/13

It's been a pleasure working with you. Thanks for the Pasticcio "wind up", it will forever haunt my professional life!

Donation by Lyall Thow on 05/03/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

May the force be with you.

Donation by Arcimboldi Studios on 04/03/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Thanks for everything Tim - we'll really miss you here at the Soane! Good luck to you and the dogs in Cambridge

Donation by Andrew Davis on 04/03/13

It has been a privilege & a joy to be your Deputy. I shall miss you & the lovely dogs but look forward to working on the models book 'in your honour'

Donation by Helen Dorey (and Markus Geisser) on 04/03/13

Trudie and I have both enjoyed working with you on OUTS. All the best.

Donation by Rupert Symmons on 04/03/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations Tim on everything you've done at the Soane, and look forward to seeing you in Aylsham!

Donation by Tim Bliss on 01/03/13

Donation by Anonymous on 28/02/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Its been a great pleasure to work with you, as well as Tiger and Sponge!

Donation by Ed Barnard on 26/02/13

Dear Tim, We'll miss you at The Soane, but we'll see you in Cambridge. Love, Debby

Donation by Deborah Brice on 26/02/13


+ £250.00 Gift Aid

A great way to mark a Soane 'Model' Director.

Donation by Roderick and Mary Smith on 24/02/13

A wonderful way to mark your Directorship

Donation by Orna Turner on 22/02/13

With love from Tiger and Sponge

Donation by Todd Longstaffe-Gowan on 22/02/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Tim, thank you for everything! x

Donation by Fran Sands on 21/02/13

With thanks for a very memorable eight years.

Donation by Sue Palmer on 20/02/13

Such a model. All the best from us.

Donation by Dorothy & Sara Hirschbow on 20/02/13

Quid verum atque decens

Donation by Simon Swynfen and Fionnuala Jervis on 20/02/13

Donation by Basil and Maria Postan on 20/02/13

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,415.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,415.00
  • Gift Aid£838.75

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