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Friday’s outing: Foundling Museum

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Exchange: 1,000 Good Deeds at the Foundling Museum


14 June 2013 – 15 September 2013, 10:00 – 17:00   


Free with Museum admission. Booking not required


Inspired by the acts of exchange and charity implicit in the Foundling Hospital story, Twomey has worked with children in care, former pupils of the Foundling  Hospital School, local residents and many others to devise over 1000 individual good deeds. Placed between the base of a cup and its saucer, these instructions are revealed only when a cup is selected.  In order to keep the cup, one must agree to complete the good deed; otherwise the cup must be replaced.


As the exhibition unfurls, the good deeds will be revealed. Uniform rows of identical cups will gradually transform as the unique, individual deeds are revealed on the saucers below. Beyond the walls of the Foundling, the cups will be dispersed; acting as mementos of good deeds done and an encouragement to do more for others.


We need your good deeds!! We are inviting people to submit their ideas for good deeds to be included in the exhibition, to encourage positive behaviour and empower individuals to do a little good within their community. If you would like to submit a good deed, please fill in a form at the Museum or get in touch online:

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

We just love this idea!

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