Volume 53 Issue 9 September 2003

House of Collection

Assistant Curator Will Palin recalls the labour of love behind the architect and collector Sir John Soane’s efforts to create his home and museum on London’s Lincoln’s Inn Fields, and tells of the major restoration project that marks the 250th anniversary year of Soane’s birth.

Red-Color News Soldier

What led Li Zhengsheng, a Chinese newspaper photographer, to preserve vivid images of the Cultural Revolution, even at enormous personal risk?

Venice Barriers

Peter Furtado looks at the need for urgent action and a major conference to save Venice from flooding.

On Top of the World

R.I. Moore celebrates the life and achievements of John Roberts, leading scholar of world history.

Turner and Venice

Peter Furtado previews a new exhibition devoted to J.M.W. Turner’s visits to the historic city in the first half of the 19th century.

Edward, Mrs Simpson and the Divorce Law

Stephen Cretney investigates whether the government colluded in the suppression of evidence that might have prevented Wallis Simpson’s divorce and royal marriage.