Charles Holland Architects

Hogarth: Place and Progress is a major William Hogarth exhibition taking place in the Sir John Soane Museum this autumn.


CHA have been commissioned to design the exhibition which includes a number of works - such as Marriage A-la-Mode and Industry and Idleness - that have been loaned to the museum for the first time. These works will be displayed alongside Sir John Soane's own collection of Hogarth paintings including The Rake's Progress. The language of the exhibition therefore has to work collectively but also respond to the very different demands of each room.


Our design takes its cue from aspects of the museum's interior including Soane's furniture and display cases as well historic methods of exhibiting Hogarth's work. It allows the works to be hung and seen in series and will form a visually coherent and episodic experience as visitors travel around the museum's labyrinthine interior.  


Conservation issues around both the exhibited paintings and the historic fabric of the museum have been paramount.


The exhibition will open on October 09th. For more information see:






Hogarth: Place and Progress

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