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First Amongst EqualsThe Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning 300 years of social history, culture and philanthropy, it sees seven women who achieved firsts in their fields select objects from the museum's collection that mean something to them. Those picking the items include Maria Balshaw (first female Director of Tate); Moira Cameron (first female Beefeater, Yeoman Warder of the Tower of London); Baroness Hale of Richmond (first female President of the Supreme Court); and Joanne Moore (first female tailor to have a men's tailoring business on Saville Row). The first piece will go on display in January with the others to follow throughout the year.

 

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The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells their story. Using oral testimony, original artefacts and photographs, their history is explored and compared to the lives of contemporary children. More about The Foundling Museum

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Ladies Of Quality & Distinction: WikithonLadies Of Quality & Distinction: WikithonLiterary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2018-11-17T13:00:00+00002018-11-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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Lily Cole: BallsLily Cole: BallsBalls takes as its starting point Heathcliff, the foundling character central to Wuthering Heights, and explores links between the Foundling Hospital story and the much-loved novel by Emily Bronte.2018-11-17T10:00:00+00002018-12-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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Ladies Of Quality & DistinctionLadies Of Quality & DistinctionMarking 100 years of female suffrage, this landmark exhibition highlights the hidden stories of women in the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK's first children's charity.2018-11-17T10:00:00+00002019-01-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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Kitty Clive: The Creation Of A Female Celebrity
First Amongst EqualsFirst Amongst EqualsFirst Amongst EqualsThe Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning 300 years of social history, culture and philanthropy, it sees seven women who achieved firsts in their fields select objects from the museum's collection that mean something to them. Those picking the 2018-11-17T00:00:00+00002019-01-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  £11 Adults, £8.25 Concessions
DATES  16th January 2018 to 13th January 2019
VENUE  The Foundling Museum 
The Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning 300 years of social history, culture and philanthropy, it sees seven women who achieved firsts in their fields select objects from the museum's collection that mean something to them. Those picking the ... More about this event
 
Are We Not Formed With Passions Like Your Own'Are We Not Formed With Passions Like Your Own'Literary & Education, Lecture.2018-12-07T19:00:00+00002018-12-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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