“A seaman, a composer and a painter, and the moving story of the charity they started 270 years ago. It is a recipe of art and care, which still looks after kids today. Coram, Handel, Hogarth, what’s not to love?”

Grayson Perry RA, artist and 2010 Hogarth Fellow

Coram, Handel, Hogarth
10000 Good Deeds - The Foundling Museum

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Composer in Residence

We are proud to announce the first Foundling Museum Composer in Residence, Luke Styles. He joins us from 16 February

Luke says: "I can’t wait to explore the story of the Foundling Hospital and I’m looking forward to using music to engage and collaborate with new audiences, and to compose new musical works for the Museum"

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Exhibitions

SIR JACOB EPSTEIN: BABIES AND BLOOMSBURY (30 JAN - 10 MAY)

Sir Jacob Epstein: Babies and Bloomsbury

Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), pioneer of modernism and distinguished portrait sculptor, made many portraits of children throughout his career. This exhibition, curated...

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Britain's first home for abandoned children and London’s first public art gallery.

The Foundling Museum reveals the stories of the Foundling Hospital’s founder Thomas Coram, the artist William Hogarth and composer George Frideric Handel. It houses significant collections of eighteenth-century art, interiors, social history and music.

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