Frances Sands

  • Studied: PhD in History of Art (2013, Halifax College)
  • Current Position: Catalogue Editor (Adam Drawings Project), Sir John Soane’s Museum, London

Current position: Curator of Drawings and Books, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London

I first came to York as a BA student in 2003. I had been attracted by the Department of History of Art’s reputation for excellence – especially within my chosen field of architectural history – as well as the impressively diverse selection of taught programmes. I stayed on for both an MA and PhD. I very much enjoyed being given the opportunity and support to develop my research skills while exploring new and exciting areas within the study of early modern architectural drawings. I now work at Sir John Soane’s Museum, having been given responsibility for cataloguing their collection of drawings from the offices of the iconic eighteenth-century architects Robert and James Adam. My post-graduate studies directly afforded me the grounding I needed for this work, allowing me to begin a fun, research based curatorial career, working hands-one with one of the most important collections of architectural drawings in the world.

Frances Sands

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