Inspired by the Foundling Museum's history as an institution for abandoned children, in particular the tokens left by mothers as a means of identifying their baby should she ever return for them, this moving and curious collection speaks to the magpie impulse shared by all -- especially children.
This August bank holiday, the Museum invites families to bring a small object found by little ones to this hands-on family workshop, where kids learn to create a black and white photogram.
Using graphite, kids make a drawing and then work outside in the August sunshine to produce a photo of their chosen object, using light sensitive paper and the sun.
We recommend taking them around the exhibition afterwards, to see what things artists like them thought were precious.
Suitable for ages 5 and up. Sign up on the day to receive a place.
|What||Found Photograms, The Foundling Museum|
|Where||The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Russell Square (underground)|
On 27 Aug 16, Sessions run: 10:30-11:30, 12:00-13:00, 14:00-15:00 & 15:30-16:30
|Price||£Free for children and up to two accompanying adults|
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|