Messing with Museums and Our Desire for Order

When Sir John Soane (1753-1837), a well-known English Neoclassical architect, died he bequeathed his house and all of its contents to the British Nation through a special Act of Parliament. Soane’s philanthropic act was not purely selfless, as it deprived his son, George, of his inheritance. More than 20 years earlier, George had attacked his … Read more