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Film Screening - The Mother Project by Tierney Gearon

The Foundling Museum

Thursday, 28 November 2013 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)

London, United Kingdom

Film Screening - The Mother Project by Tierney Gearon

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Film Screening of Tierney Gearon's work 'The Mother Project', as part of the Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss exhibition. 

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The Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square
London
WC1N

United Kingdom

Thursday, 28 November 2013 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)


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The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. Through a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events we celebrate the ways in which artists of all disciplines have been inspired to improve children’s lives since 1740. 

 

The Foundling Hospital, which continues today as the children’s charity Coram, was established in 1739 by the philanthropist Captain Thomas Coram, as ‘a hospital for the maintenance and education of exposed and deserted young children’. Instrumental in helping Coram realise his vision were the artist William Hogarth who encouraged all the leading artists of the day to donate work, and the composer George Frideric Handel who gave annual benefit concerts of the Messiah. In doing so, they created London’s first public art gallery and set the template for the way that the arts could support philanthropy. The Foundling Museum celebrates their vision and continues their work, by enabling today’s artists, musicians and writers to work alongside vulnerable young people and to cast new light on the histories we tell.

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