Paper Portraits

Paper Portraits

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
29 May 2020 — 31 Dec 2020
  • Family
How would you like to be photographed for an exhibition? What props or pose would you choose?

Explore our exhibition Portraying Pregnancy online and create a costume inspired by the portraits you see. Based on a family workshop held at the Museum, this short film featuring a graduate from our training programme, Tracing Our Tales, takes you through the steps to recreate this activity at home. Take inspiration from the exhibition and think about your own identity to create your very own costume, props and pose. Then, ask an adult nicely to take a photograph of your finished work!

You will need:

  • Scrap paper or newspaper
  • Sellotape
  • Simple household items

Share a photograph of your work with us on Instagram or Twitter by tagging us @foundlingmuseum