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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.

 

About The Foundling Museum

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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First Amongst Equals  Detail of Thomas Rowlandson, Vauxhall, 1785 © Gerald Coke Handel Foundation  

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The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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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
 
 

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