When Dame Jacqueline Wilson sat in on the Foundling Museum’s Victorian Foundlings school session one chilly November morning in 2008, no-one could have guessed that the experience would inspire her first historical heroine, a red-haired Foundling girl called Hetty.
This catalogue was published for the Foundling Museum in 2007 for the exhibition entitled Hogarth's Children. The catalogue includes essays by Katherine Field (the curator), Robin Simon (the editor), Martin Postle and Janet Snowman. There are also beautiful reproductions of paintings, engavings and archive material that featured in the exhibition.
This fascinating history of the first children's charity charts the rise of this incredible institution, and examines the attitude towards foundlings as illegitimate children over the years. Reliving the experience through the voices of past members of the Foundling Hospital, this book is a fascinating social history of one of London's worst cases of poverty.
Kate Adie uncovers the extraordinary, moving yet often uplifting stories of foundlings without parents, an identity, or even a name to call their own.
Enjoy Jacqueline Wilson writing at her very best in this moving sequel to the hugely acclaimed Hetty Feather.
The Foundling was a multi-discipline, video and sound installation by the artist Terry Smith, which opened at the Foundling Museum in 2009. It was a major new work which was commissioned by Gill Hedley for the Foundling Museum’s contemporary art programme. This related publication contains new texts by writer Mel Gooding and photographs by Terry Smith.
A collaboration between artist Caroline Isgar and writer Michèle Roberts, inspired by objects in the Foundling Museum collection, exploring mother/child separation.
Thomas Coram, the Man who Saved Children is a must for all children! A publication produced by the Foundling Museum as a guide to the Museum for its younger visitors. Packed full of pictures, paintings, photographs and fun facts – it is a great way for children to learn about the Foundling Hospital’s history and the contribution of one man in helping to save children.
John Styles, curator of the exhibition and author of this book, examines the history of the Foundling Hospital and its collection of textile tokens. The book specifically explores the range of textiles in the collection; eighteenth century working womens' fashion; the importance and meaning of ribbons and cockades; baby clothes of the period; needlework; and the numerous expressions of maternal love, hope, yearning and remorse revealed by some of the textiles and their accompanying notes.
A groundbreaking anthology of poetry, produced in support of the Museum, exploring themes of childhood and parenthood by leading poets including Seamus Heaney Helen Dunmore and Carol Ann Duffy.