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Tiny Traces: African & Asian Children at London’s Foundling Hospital

Exhibition History Museum
Three small dresses, made out of maps

Tiny Traces presents a rich history of London life from 1739-1820, a key period in Britain’s colonial past. Follow the stories of more than a dozen children from the African and Asian diasporas through personal items, physical artefacts, works of art and archival documents. 

Visitors can also explore the circumstances surrounding their admission to the Hospital, including the parents’ lives, the Hospital’s ties to Empire and the wider picture of colonial Britain.

Running as a parallel thread throughout the exhibition, works of art from leading contemporary artists, including Zarina Bhimji and Hew Locke, form a dialogue with the historic narratives. These works enable visitors to explore the many emotions arising from the archive, and ask questions about the past, present and future.

The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ


30 September to 19 February

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm, Sunday: 11am to 5pm

Adults: £9.50, Concessions: £7.50

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