Sir John Soane’s Museum is located in Lincoln’s Fields in London. The OUTS Project will restore and open parts of the Museum hitherto unseen by visitors and sees the refurbishment of the two buildings either side of the Museum to include new visitor facilities, an exhibition gallery and a conservation studio.
The Museum commissioned Julia Holberry Associates to write its Audience Development Plan in 2006 to look at ways of diversifying the Museum’s audience by engaging with the local community, as well as strengthening the existing visitor profile.
The Museum secured its Round 1 NLHF funding in December 2008 and asked Julia Holberry Associates to evaluate the project between Rounds 1 and 2 and to set the evaluation framework for the Delivery Phase (post Round 2). The evaluation was completed and the framework written. The Museum received its Round 2 funding of £813,000 in March 2010.
Julia has been invited back to evaluate the post Round 2 Delivery Phase of the programme and to set the framework for the Implementation Phase (post opening). Julia was also invited back to evaluate the post Round 2 Delivery Phase, which was completed in December 2016