THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE TO VISIT THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM
Tuesday 19th March, 2019
The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Foundling Museum to understand how they use art to make a positive contribution to society by engaging with vulnerable and marginalised young people.
The Foundling Museum tells the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and public art gallery. The museum works with contemporary artists, writers and musicians to develop learning programmes that are meaningful for young people, especially those who are looked after and care-experienced, to help them see the world differently and imagine new possibilities for themselves.
At the Museum, Her Royal Highness will visit ‘Bedrooms of London’, a photography exhibition that documents the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children. The Duchess will be shown the photographs by graduates of the Foundling Museum’s ‘Tracing our Tales’ programme, which has been developed to equip care-experienced young adults from London boroughs with the skills to devise and deliver workshops at the Museum.
In 2017 The Duchess visited The Foundling Museum and met the first intake of ‘Tracing our Tales’ trainees. Two years later, she will meet these young adults again to hear how the programme has helped them gain confidence and employment. Her Royal Highness will also join them in a creative ‘Tracing our Tales’ training session where participants will be learning how to deliver a creative workshop on block printing techniques.
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