School Resources

 

Progress

Our artist led workshop explores the exhibition ‘Progress’ which includes four great contemporary responses to William Hogarth’s eternally modern moral tale, 'A Rake’s Progress'. It also looks at the story of the Foundling Hospital and the role that art and artists played throughout its history.

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Famous People and the Foundling Hospital

Explore the history of the Foundling Hospital through discussion, debate and practical activities by comparing the lives of Thomas Coram, William Hogarth and George Frideric Handel. See how they changed the Foundling Hospital and look at how modern day celebrities work with charities.

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The Victorian Foundling Hospital

This gallery based resource explores the history of the Foundling Hospital throughout the Victorian era through practical activities, discussion and debate.

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Images: Foundling boys marching out © Coram in the care of the Foundling Museum and Foundling boys on parade in the Victorian era © Coram in the care of the Foundling Museum

 

 

By George!

Based on our Spring 2014 exhibition By George! Handel’s Music for Royal Occasions this self-led resource invites teachers to explore the exhibition through music, art, questions and discussion.

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Home Truths: Contemporary Photography and The Foundling Hospital

This gallery based teachers resource invites teachers to explore the exhibition: Home Truths through art, photography, questions and discussion.

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Images: Film still from In a Pale Blue River, 2001, © Ann Fessler and a letter from John Thurstons mother to the Foundling Hospital, December 1928 © The Foundling Museum

 

 

Exchange: 1,000 Good Deeds at the Foundling Museum

 

Based on our summer 2013 exhibition Exchange by artist Clare Twomey, students will explore ideas of good deed, charity, and giving that lies within Twomey’s work and make connections to the institutionalised lives of the Foundling pupils through history. Students will explore the process of commissioning art and responding to a museum collection by proposing their own ideas for good deed artworks.

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Images: Exchange Cup, 2013 © Clare Twomey, Girls in Schoolroom at the London Foundling Hospital © Coram in the care of the Foundling Museum.

 

 

The Foundling Museum and Contemporary Artists

 

This self-led resource explores the links the Museum has with contemporary artists. It focuses on four key aspects and four contemporary artists, Clare Twomey, Jeremy Deller, Richard Wentworth and Jeremy Deller and thier links to the Foundling Museum.

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Images: Still from The Battle of Orgrave, 17 June 2001 © Jeremy Deller and detail from The March of the Guards to Finchley, 1749-50, by William Hogarth (1697-1764) © The Foundling Museum.

 

 

Dickens and the Foundling Hospital

This creative writing resource is based on our autumn 2012 exhibition Received, a Blank Child: Dickens, Brownlow and the Foundling Hospital. Students will explore Charles Dickens’ and John Brownlow’s connection with the Foundling Hospital, their roles in the history of social reform, campaigning, petitioning and different styles of writing.

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Images: Admission to the Foundling Hospital by Ballot, etching by Nathanial Parr after painting by Samuel Wale © Coram in the care of the Foundling Museum and detail from Receipt for a child received into the Foundling Hospital, 30 April 1855 © Coram

 

 

The Foundling Museum and the Story of the Gift of Art

The arts play a very special role in the Foundling Museum and in particular visual arts. Based in the Museums permanent Collection, this resource uses art as a means to explore the history of the Foundling Hospital as well as ideas around social care for children. Students will engage with the story of the Foundling Hospital through critical thinking, looking, discussion and practical art activities.

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Images: Thomas Coram, 1963, by William MacMillan RA (1887-1977) © Foundling Museum and Baby things [Mitten], 2008, patinated bronze © Tracey Emin