First Amongst Equals – Foundling Museum

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  • Remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society choose objects that speak to them from the Museum’s Collection

    Spanning 300 years of social history, culture and philanthropy, selections will enable visitors to see the Collection from different perspectives, to make connections between the past and the present, and to reflect on women’s ongoing struggle for equality. Contributors, who have all achieved firsts within their respective fields, include Maria Balshaw (first female Director of Tate), Moira Cameron (first female ‘Beefeater’, Yeoman Warder of the Tower of London), Baroness Hale of Richmond (first female President of the Supreme Court), Francesca Hayward (first black female principal dance at the Royal Ballet), Carris Jones (first female chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral), Joanne Moore (first female tailor to have a men’s tailoring business on Saville Row), and Frances O’Grady (first female General Secretary of the TUC).

    Closed Monday.  Opens at 11.00 on Sunday

    Tickets are £11.00 with concessions for adults and FREE for children


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