Foundling Museum - Back to Front Weekend with Yinka Shonibare

Back to Front Weekend - Foundling Museum

April 2012

"Conceived and directed by award-winning artist, Yinka Shonibare MBE, the Museum will be stepping back in time as children dressed in costumes of the period will be in charge of everything from acting as guides and selling tickets, to creating entertainments for visitors. They will be the teachers enacting lessons based on those taught to the original foundling children in the 18th century: singing, needlework, catechism and writing. The lessons will be attended by leading figures from London’s cultural community acting as pupils in their classroom."

[text courtesy of Foundling Museum website]