Story of the Arts
Throughout its history, the story of Coram, has inspired art and artists alike.
The artist,William Hogarth had a long association with the Hospital and was a founding governor.
The composer George Frideric Handel also supported the Hospital's charitable work by giving benefit performances of his popular work in the chapel.
Several characters in Charles Dickens's work were inspired by his involvement with the Hospital.
In this section, discover:
- how foundling textiles led to the exhibition Threads of Feeling
- how objects relating to Coram's history have inspired social work
- how the writer and poet was inspired by fictional foundlings to create his exhibition Superman was a Foundling