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Found - The Foundling Museum

27 May - 4 September 2016
Gallery: The Foundling Museum

For this major exhibition, Foundling Fellow Cornelia Parker has invited over sixty outstanding artists from a range of creative disciplines to respond to the theme of ‘found’, reflecting on the Museum’s heritage.

Combining new and existing work with found objects kept for their significance, the exhibition will unfold throughout the Museum, interacting with historic works in the Collection and with each other. Parker’s inspiration has in part been taken from the Museum’s eighteenth-century tokens – small objects left by mothers with their babies as a means of identification should they ever return to the Foundling Hospital to claim their child.

Gavin Turk’s Nomad is installed in the Court Room of the museum, beneath Hogarth's painting Moses Brought Before Pharaoh's Daughter.

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