Design for the conversion of the North Block of Somerset House for the Courtauld Institute, Strand, London

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RIBApix ref no RIBA30602
Architect/DesignerChambers, Sir William (1723-1796)
Green Lloyd & Adams
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1990
Image Date1985
ViewExterior
MediumDrawing
Library Reference[not on Unicorn]
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The North Block of Somerset House, designed by Sir William Chambers and built in 1776-1796, was restored to house the Courtauld Institute and its picture collections. The pictures are hung in Chambers's Fine Rooms while the Institute's library has been accommodated in converted vaults beneath the courtyard.

Subject tags

museums, libraries, conversion of buildings