Culture Vulture: Conserve artists' homes to inspire next generation of creative minds

Being able to enter the home of an artist where he has created his works gives an intimate glimpse into his process and his world

I was 17 when I visited Shakespeare's birthplace - his childhood home - in Stratford-upon-Avon.

It was the year after I had spent an inordinate amount of time studying the Bard's Scottish tragedy Macbeth as an O-level literature text, so I was well acquainted with his work, but knew little about his person.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 16, 2019, with the headline 'Conserve artists' homes to inspire next generation of creative minds'. Print Edition | Subscribe