Other Soane / Cuba News:
As a number of you know, this year we are have a special educational initiative entitled the
Soane Foundation Traveling Grant for Cuban Architects:
- Our two architects are slated to fly to London on Thursday, July 6 and will be in the UK for almost one month.
They will be welcomed by Soane Museum Director Bruce Boucher and members of his team during their first three days in London, after which they will start the Summer School program for architects and builders run by The Prince's Foundation. They will be based in London and for two weeks in Scotland at the great estate of Dumfries House, the manor house and estate that Prince Charles helped to spearhead the rescue and restoration.
Our architects are a 27-year old female and a 28-year old male. Neither have ever traveled off the island, so this will truly be a life altering experience...
harking back to 25-year-old John Soane's own experience leaving the island of Britain to explore on his Grand Tour of Italy.
The Prince's Foundation plans to do a couple of video interviews with both of the Cuban architects (at the beginning, in the middle of their time, and towards the end), so we should at some point be able to share what this experience has meant to them.
Special notes of appreciation!
To those of you that have already provided support
for this initiative, we very much appreciate
this special assistance! We also wish thank and recognize the
Havana Heritage Foundation
for fully underwriting the second traveling grant.
We would like to thank the members of the Traveling Grant Committee,
the Jury and the Advisory Committee for their work
under the leadership of
Rebecca H. Birdwell and
Michael G. Imber.