Sir John Soane was a Georgian architect, responsible for designing the Bank of England, and credited with pioneering an austere form of neo-classicism which has been highly influential. When he died in 1837 his house was left to the nation and has existed as a museum, more or less unchanged, ever since.
Having had a long personal connection to the museum I knew well that the curators put a great emphasis on archiving material and information from the house. Yet it seemed strange to me that piece of information was largely absent, a pictorial record of the many people who have maintained the museum over its near two centuries of existence. In response to this I proposed to produce a series of portraits of the staff, in places around the museum of their choosing.