The Foundling Museum had the great pleasure of working with 26 writers in the Summer of 2015 on a project called 26 Pairs of Eyes, which paired writers with 26 objects in our Collection. The resulting sestudes brought fresh perspectives to familiar objects and put lesser-known ones in the spotlight. Providing an additional contribution were spoken word artists Jacob Sam-La Rose and Toni Stuart, whose powerful performance of Chorus can be found on the Museum’s website: https://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/26-pairs-of-eyes-in-performance/
The Foundling Museum is proud to have amongst its supporters some exceptional writers, including Foundling Fellows Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Morpurgo and Lemn Sissay, who in addition to being a Fellow is also a Trustee. In this way we continue a tradition established by Charles Dickens who as a philanthropist, a journalist and a novelist, supported the work of the Foundling Hospital – the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery – whose story we tell.
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