The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity, and celebrates the ways in which artists of all disciplines have helped improve children’s lives for over 270 years. We honour the vision and continue the work of Thomas Coram, William Hogarth and George Frideric Handel, by enabling today’s artists to work alongside vulnerable young people and to cast new light on the histories we tell.
Every term the Museum runs a series of artist-led schools workshops and resources for self-directed visits. Both the artist-led workshops and the resources encourage teachers and students to critically engage with eighteenth century and contemporary art and objects.
All of the Foundling Museum workshops and resources are suitable for primary and/or secondary schools.
To contact the Museum about learning opportunities please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For artist led workshops we provide the artist, the teaching and the materials (in the art box). All you have to do is download and print up the resource at school, enough for one per child and bring this along with you. Or you can work on paper which will be provided by the artist. When you leave at the end of your workshop you will need to leave all the materials behind in the art box.
For self guided visits we do not provide copies of the resource or the materials (in the art box). Before you arrive for your visit, you will need to download and print up the resource at school, enough for one per child and bring this along with you. Or you may choose to work on paper and use the resource as a guide. You will need to bring the materials needed to complete the activities, with you.