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A Quick Overview of The Foundling Museum
The Foundling Museum in London tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, Britain's first home for abandoned children. The museum houses the nationally important Foundling Hospital Art Collection as well as the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, the world's greatest privately amassed collection of Handel memorabilia.
- After a major building refurbishment it reopened to the public in June 2004.
- The museum examines the work of the Foundling Hospital's founder Thomas Coram, as well as the artist William Hogarth and the composerGeorge Frideric Handel, both major benefactors of the institution.
- It also illustrates how the Foundling Hospital's charity work for children still carries on today through the child care organisation Coram.