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Jewish Museum London wins top education award

The Jewish Museum is honoured to be awarded the Sandford Award for Education 2012. This award recognises the quality and excellence in the educational services and facilities of the Jewish Museum.

The judge wrote, “A visit to The Jewish Museum is all at once rewarding, inspirational, entertaining, thought provoking and humbling. The opportunities for a genuinely engaging and inter-active learning experience are huge and the dynamic staff team will ensure that you have an unforgettable day. Anyone who cares about the human condition, and the diversity of our human family –whether they have a religious belief or none at all - will come away both reflective and enlightened.”

Formal and informal learning has reached a record high at the Jewish Museum with over 14,000 children participating in a museum workshop in the last year. The schools programme is engaging, inspiring and closely links to the national curriculum. A wide range of workshops are offered in subject areas including Discovering Judaism, History and Citizenship and Holocaust Education.

There is also a successful outreach programme at the museum, including the “Connecting Lives” project. The Sandford Award notes the important work carried out in this workshop designed to tackle antisemitism. The project was established in response to the demand from secondary schools that the Jewish Museum help address antisemitism in their schools. Nearly 900 students have participated last term in the first stage of the project funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Caroline Marcus, Head of Learning says,

“I am delighted with this award – it is wonderful recognition of the high quality learning experience at the museum and the tremendous commitment of the learning team. We will be busy throughout the summer with an imaginative packed family programme full of exciting things to do.”

Ends

For more information please contact Janice Lopatkin on Janice.lopatkin@jewishmuseum.org.uk or 0207 284 7384

Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday 10am - 5pm, Friday: 10am - 2pm Address: The Jewish Museum, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7NB How to get here: 3 minutes’ walk from Camden Town tube station More information: www.jewishmuseum.org.uk

Notes

  1. The Sandford Award is run by the Heritage Education Trust
  2. The Sandford Award is valid for five years from the date of the Award
  3. The Heritage Education Trust recognises and promotes good practice in learning services within the historic environment and related collections.
  4. Recognition is made through the annual Sandford Awards for Heritage Education, which assesses the provision of quality education in and about historic sites, buildings, museums, galleries, cathedrals, places of worship, gardens, landscapes and historic artefacts.
Tuesday 24th July, 2012

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