Conference: Dr Richard Mead: Physician, Philanthropist, Collector
20 October 2014
Dr Richard Mead (1673-1754) was one of the most eminent physicians, patrons, collectors and philanthropists of his day, as well as a significant figure in the early history of the Foundling Hospital. To accompany the Museum’s autumn exhibition, The Generous Georgian: Dr Richard Mead, this one-day interdisciplinary conference considers the life, work and collections of Mead. Speakers include Ludmilla Jordanova, Professor of History and Visual Culture at Durham University and Stephanie Chapman, Curator at the Foundling Museum.
Delegates are also invited to an early morning viewing of the Royal College of Physicians with Curator Emma Shepley. Further details are in the programme.
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Adults £20, Concessions £15
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40 Brunswick Square
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