Maker Not Muse: Eleanor Coade

Maker Not Muse: Eleanor Coade

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
04 Mar 2018
  • Talks
Discover the story of Eleanor Coade, the extraordinary Georgian businesswoman

15:00 | Free with Museum admission

To mark the 2018 centenary of women’s suffrage, we present the first in a series of Maker Not Muse special talks highlighting female artists in the Collection. Museum Director Caro Howell tells the story of Eleanor Coade, the extraordinary Georgian businesswoman whose company manufactured the Foundling Hospital’s baptismal font, made from a revolutionary new building material.

Part of the BBC Civilisations Festival.