Royal Collection Trust

Modelling the past at Windsor Castle

Historian Dr Steven Brindle and I gave a talk at Windsor Castle in June 2109 about our collaboration to create three new models.

The Auschwitz Model: The Experience of studying the unimaginable

In 1999 the sculptor, artist and designer Gerry Judah asked me to help construct a model portraying a section of the vast Auschwitz concentration camp as it existed in 1944. Although it has been over 20 years since the model was completed I still regard it as perhaps the most important project I have worked on and certainly the one which required the most emotional energy as well as creative skill.

It’s the Little Things in Life

For over twenty five years modelmaker and designer Ben Taggart has literally carved out a niche running his own very small business making architectural models.
One of Siborne’s preparatory drawings

A Small Battle

It’s interesting to wonder just how you arrive at your career. Could it be in the genes? I have always known the story my ancestor William Siborne who, in the 1830s set to work on a massive model of the Battle of Waterloo. This rather eccentric…