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In a special commission for the museum, Jodie Carey presents a series of installations that immortalise the memories of love, loss and survival in the former Foundling Hospital.

Showcased in the exhibition gallery and among the historic collection, Carey's pieces bring to life the museum's history, visualising lost memories and experiences.

One of her sculptures, Sea, draws inspiration from eighteenth-century fabric tokens left by mothers with their babies as a means of identification, while another work consists of eighteen life-size plaster sculptures exploring memory and time.

The series of installations are a moving and profound representation of the fragility of life and human relationships, acknowledging the absent presence of the many children who passed through the hospital throughout its history.

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