Fate, Hope & Charity
Fate, Hope & Charity explores the poignant stories behind the Foundling Hospital tokens. The tokens were often everyday objects such as playing cards, coins or pieces of fabric, left by mothers as identifiers when giving their child to the Hospital's care.
Following a decade of original research, Janette Bright and Dr. Gillian Clark bring to light some of the most intriguing stories about the objects, the parents' decisions to give up their baby, and the biographies of the individual foundlings to whom the tokens belonged.
Many tokens still have stories that remain untold and these have inspired creative responses from poet and DJ Charlie Dark, author Jackie Kay, historian and author Hallie Rubenhold and artist David Shrigley.
To purchase, please contact the Foundling Museum Shop via +44 (0)207 841 3600 or email email@example.com.
Visit the Fate, Hope & Charity exhibition until 19 May 2013. Free with Museum admission; booking is not required. For more information, please visit our What's On section.