For nearly 180 years, Sir John Soane’s Museum has been welcoming visitors to its unique location in London’s Lincoln’s Inn Fields where it displays Soane’s collection of antiques, furniture, sculptures, architectural models, paintings – including work by Hogarth, Turner and Canaletto – and over 30,000 architectural drawings. It’s a vast, extraordinary collection, full of curiosities and surprises and looking after these treasures, and the more than 100,000 visitors a year they attract, is a team of dedicated full-time, part-time and volunteer staff.
The museum and gallery sector has its own particular set of HR peculiarities – not least of which is the aforementioned complex mix of employee working practices – and managing this at the Soane Museum for the last year has been the organisation’s first dedicated HR professional; Christine White.
Following an intensive selection and evaluation process that included discussions with existing users and trials, the Soane Museum opted to install a solution from specialist HR supplier, Cezanne HR.
“Flexibility and cost effectiveness were at the top of our wish list as I had been at the wrong end of previous installations in past roles that had been clunky, expensive and, frankly, just not fit for purpose. The new era of Cloud-based, pay-as-you-go systems that can grow with you, however, have been a revelation for organisations of our size and relative complexity. And that is certainly something that we have enjoyed with Cezanne HR,” Christine explained.
Read more about Sir John Soane’s Museum and their implementation of Cezanne HR HERE