If you can't visit, though, there's an online alternative here, where you can browse through the objects the curators chose, the authors' responses and background pieces on the process as well.
My object was a marble bust called "The Foundling Girl" made by David Watson Stevenson in 1871 -
and my response to her is here. Is she my favourite object in the whole museum? Absolutely.
* The exhibition runs from 4 June to 6 September 2015 at The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London.
Joan Lennon's website.
Joan Lennon's blog.