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01 December 2021

The Foundling Museum. Would You Like To Help Children ?

This Article first appeared in December 2020.

Museum News.

1 December 2020.

Welcome back to the Museum

The Covid Letters exhibition is extended until Sunday 11 April 2021.

We are delighted to be able to welcome back visitors to the Museum this December to enjoy The Covid Letters. The exhibition's new closing date of 11 April 2021 will give more visitors the opportunity to view over 200 posters made by young people expressing their lockdown feelings.

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Online | 36th Annual Conference on Music in 18th-Century Britain.

Catch up with presentations from this year's annual conference from the comfort of your own home.

Enjoy a special YouTube playlist of talks on music in eighteenth-century Britain, including subjects such as small flutes in English music and charitable benefits.

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Visitor Safety l Plan ahead.

With the reopening of the Museum on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, we'd like to assure the public that we're adhering to the highest levels of precautions to keep all of our visitors, volunteers and staff safe. To find out what we're doing, visit our website to learn about our procedures and facilities.

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Shopping | Portraying Pregnancy.

Looking for Christmas present ideas ? 

Portraying Pregnancy, the book written by curator Karen Hearn to accompany our exhibition, is still available to buy. If you're unable to visit the Museum shop, email your name and number to, and someone will get back to you to arrange p & p.

Online | Zoom Backgrounds.

Liven up your video calls with our Zoom backgrounds and bring the Foundling Museum into your own home. View the images, which we've made available to download and learn some fun facts about each of them.

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From Our Friends | Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976

Until 3 April 2021 | Estorick Collection.

Founded in Genoa in 1926, MITA (Manifattura Italiana Tappeti Artistici) was a celebrated Italian textile firm that earned its reputation by collaborating with some of Italy’s most talented artists and designers. This exhibition reveals the company’s characteristically Italian approach to design.

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From Our Friends | The Postal Museum Re-opening.

From 5 December | The Postal Museum.

The Postal Museum are re-opening their doors on Saturday 5 December 2020. Enjoy Mail Rail Christmas Ride and other festivities for all the family, and don't miss the last chance to see The Great Train Robbery exhibition.

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From Our Friends | Dub London: Bassline of a City.

Until 31 January 2021 | Museum of London.

From its roots in Jamaican reggae to how it shaped communities over the last 50 years, the Museum of London’s exciting new display celebrates dub music and its influence on the capital. Entry included with a free museum ticket.

Image credit: ‘A man standing in front of a bank of loud speakers in All Saints Road, Notting Hill, during the Notting Hill Carnival, 21st August 1994’ © Peter Marshall


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