Visit to London
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Visit to London to include a reception at Art Fund headquarters in Millais House, South Kensington where there will be the opportunity to meet Art Fund staff.
The visit will also take in The Foundling Museum with a guided tour by Lars Tharp, the director of this fascinating, lesser known gallery. The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, Londonâ€™s first home for abandoned children associated with three major figures in British history: its campaigning founder the philanthropist, William Coram, the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frederick Handel. This remarkable collection of art, period interiors and social history is now housed in a restored and refurbished building adjacent to the original site of the Hospital, demolished in 1928.
The trip will also include a visit to the British Museum, with an introductory welcome by Richard Parkinson, to the newly refurbished Egyptian Galleries. There will be a visit to Belton House, a National Trust property near Grantham, on the return journey.