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Tokens of Love

Most of the tokens that mothers left with their babies at the Foundling Hospital between 1741 and 1803 were coins and medals. Common objects that were in general circulation, tied around the neck of their offering with coloured ribbon or embroidered fabric. 956 more words

18th Century

Basic Instincts, Foundling Museum, Sept 2017

Joseph Highmore may be best known as an 18th century portrait painter of the Georgian middle classes, but in the Foundling Museum‘s new exhibition there is much that strikes a chord with 21st century audiences. 814 more words

Museum Reviews

The Charles Dickens Museum

Charles Dickens was more than a novelist, as can be seen at London’s Charles Dickens Museum ⇒.

The museum includes a large number of educational items together with some furniture and artifacts from Dickens life.   59 more words


The Foundling Museum, London

Last week I visited The Foundling Museum in Bloomsbury, London- a place that had been on my list of places to visit for a long time. 529 more words


Best Exhibitions to See in London This Weekend (19th and 20th August)

Here is Love London Love Culture’s pick of exhibitions to visit this weekend… 

Star Wars Identities Exhibition, The O2:  if you haven’t been to see this exhibition yet, this is the final chance to visit it before it closes on the 3rd September. 320 more words

Picturing Hetty Feather, Foundling Museum, May 2017

As much as my kids moan about the number of museums I drag them to there are times when a museum trip can prove very useful. 958 more words

Museum Reviews

Talking with students from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

A week ago I had a rendezvous with twenty students from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The meeting had come about after a professor at the distinguished university, Maren Niehoff, who lectures in the humanities, had stumbled upon my book while visiting London’s renowned… 354 more words