rss en Content Curator <![CDATA[Curator Talk: Designing the 20th Century]]> 27/10/2014 – With exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby]]> 27/10/2014 : With exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby



Elizabeth Selby, curator of Designing the 20th Century will talk about how the exhibition was put together and about some of the key items in the exhibition.

This talk will also be held on:

  • 29 September
  • 24 November
  • 15 December

Booking is essential as places are limited.

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29/07/2014]]>
<![CDATA[Family Fun Day]]> 29/10/2014 – Including our Big Draw event]]> 29/10/2014 : Including our Big Draw event



The Big Draw - Free
10am - 12 noon
This year the theme of the world's biggest drawing festival is 'It's Our World' and we're joining in with a day of drawing at the museum. We are very lucky to be joined by illustrators Russell Walker (illustrator, designer and educator) and Sally Kindberg (author and illustrator and author of the "Draw It!" series).
Watch them, take part and draw with us.

Young Artists Studio: Make Your Own Poster - £5 per child
2pm - 4.30pm Booking essential. Materials included
Ages 5 to 12
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults free with museum entry
Spend the afternoon with Barbara Kay, founder of KidsArt . We will begin by exploring the exhibition, Designing the 20th Century: Life and Work of Abram Games, then have a go at designing and creating your own poster using the museum’s exquisite collection as inspiration.

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<![CDATA[Jewish West End]]> 02/11/2014 – A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 02/11/2014 : A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Discover Jewish connections in Soho and Fitzrovia where the rich social history includes the West Central Lads' and Girls' clubs, Westminster Jews’ Free School, synagogues and London's most famous literary pub, once run by Jewish landlords.

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<![CDATA[Teachers' Evening: <br>Teaching Remembrance]]> 04/11/2014 – ]]> Teaching Remembrance]]> 04/11/2014 :



As we begin four years commemorating the events of the First World War visit us at this teachers’ evening to talk to the Learning Team about ways to discuss remembrance with your students and to learn about our related First World War workshop, Remember Me. Included in this evening is the chance to visit the new temporary exhibition Abram Games: Designing the 20th Century.

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<![CDATA[Annual Cecil Roth Lecture: Can the Jewish prostitute speak?]]> 05/11/2014 – ]]> 05/11/2014 :



The issue of Jewish prostitution and 'White Slavery' was one that caused great anguish in the Jewish world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Great efforts were made by established Jewish communities and international Jewish bodies to suppress Jewish involvement of this embarrassing 'trade'. We know much about the organisation to counter Jewish prostitution and something of those who tried to organise 'White Slavery'. But what of the Jewish women themselves involved in prostitution?

This lecture explores whether it is possible to recover the 'true' voice of the Jewish prostitute. It also ponders the ethics of how we represent these Jewish women in museums, exhibitions, and the arts.

Tony Kushner is Professor of Jewish/non-Jewish relations at the Parkes Institute and History Department, University of Southampton. His most recent work is The Battle of Britishness: Migrant Journeys, 1685 to the Present.

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<![CDATA[Witness the Witness - Ann and Bob Kirk]]> 09/11/2014 – As part of the programme for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau]]> 09/11/2014 : As part of the programme for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau



To commemorate Kristallnacht (the night of broken glass) married couple Ann and Bob Kirk will recall their personal experiences about what happened to them and their families from the rise of Nazism to the night of 9/10 November 1938 and after.

Ann and Bob will explain the difficult but brave decision both their parents took to send their children to England on the Kindertransport, talking about the last time they saw their parents and how they picked up their lives after the war.

After Ann and Bob have spoken there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions to our speakers.

This event is suitable for families however due to the sensitive nature of the talk we recommend children to be aged 10 and above. This is event is free with museum admission but places are limited and must be booked in advance.

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<![CDATA[The Airbrush]]> 10/11/2014 – With Russell Walker, senior design lecturer at University Campus Suffolk]]> 10/11/2014 : With Russell Walker, senior design lecturer at University Campus Suffolk



Understanding the use of the airbrush in the 20th century with a practical demonstration of the techniques used by Abram Games and his contemporaries, presented by Russell Walker, senior design lecturer in graphic design and illustration at University Campus Suffolk.

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<![CDATA[Designing the 20th Century: His children remember]]> 20/11/2014 – With Naomi and Daniel Games]]> 20/11/2014 : With Naomi and Daniel Games



Naomi and Daniel Games will talk about their father, his work and his influences.

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<![CDATA[Curator Talk: Designing the 20th Century]]> 24/11/2014 – With exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby]]> 24/11/2014 : With exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby



Elizabeth Selby, curator of Designing the 20th Century will talk about how the exhibition was put together and about some of the key items in the exhibition.

This talk will also be held on:

  • 29 September
  • 27 October
  • 15 December

Booking is essential as places are limited.

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29/07/2014]]>
<![CDATA[Your Loyal Subjects: The National Portrait Gallery]]> 07/12/2014 – A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 07/12/2014 : A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



On this popular and entertaining tour of the National Portrait Gallery discover members of the Jewish community who became representative British subjects in the fields of politics, finance, industry and culture. Their stories and those of the artists are also the story of the development of the Jewish community in the UK.

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06/01/2014]]>
<![CDATA[Boris Bennet: Vintage Glamour in London's East End]]> 14/12/2014 – ]]> 14/12/2014 :



Boris Bennet (1900 – 85) was considered the doyen of Jewish studio portrait photographers, famed for bringing Hollywood glamour to an impoverished area of East London between the wars.

With the recent launch of a photographic monograph of his beautiful images we are pleased to announce a panel discussion, which will look at his legacy, the changes to the Jewish community in the area and how the book came about.

We will be joined by the curator of the book Michael Greisman who spent 5 years collecting and restoring the images, the publisher of the book, Martin Usborne from Hoxton Mini Press and the book’s designer Sam Wolfson of Blok Design.

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<![CDATA[Curator Talk: Designing the 20th Century]]> 15/12/2014 – With exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby]]> 15/12/2014 : With exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby



Elizabeth Selby, curator of Designing the 20th Century will talk about how the exhibition was put together and about some of the key items in the exhibition.

This talk will also be held on:

  • 29 September
  • 27 October
  • 24 November

Booking is essential as places are limited.

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29/07/2014]]>
<![CDATA[Tracing Topographies Conference 2015]]> 06/01/2015 – ]]> 06/01/2015 :



The Tracing Topographies conference marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz: seventy years have elapsed since Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated on January 1945; during these years, there have been many reconsiderations of the lessons learned (and those not) from the horror of the Second World War. This conference seeks to examine the significance of the topography of the Nazi concentrations camps – from historical, sociological, and artistic perspectives.

Formerly locations of abject horror, the Nazi concentration camps have arguably been transformed into tourist hotspots, available as part of package deals complete with tour guides, audio-guide headsets, and pertinent photo opportunities. The concentration camps might have remained stationary in a physical or geographical sense, but their topography has not maintained its horrific essence, and their cultural meaning has shifted substantially. The diachronic shift of the last seventy years has thus - perhaps -facilitated a usurpation of the camps, which have come to be experienced simultaneously as loci of remembrance and profanations against memory.

Register online before 1 December at https://kenthospitality.kent.ac.uk/Register/tracing

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<![CDATA[Teachers' Evening: <br>Teaching the Holocaust]]> 14/01/2015 – ]]> Teaching the Holocaust]]> 14/01/2015 :



Call in to this teachers’ evening, just before Holocaust Memorial Day, to ask the Learning Team any questions you may have and to see how bringing your students to the Jewish Museum can help build their knowledge and understanding. Discover the Holocaust learning programmes we have on offer and how we can support you to put the sensitive subject of the Holocaust into context.

In 2015 Holocaust Memorial Day marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

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<![CDATA[Teachers' Evening: <br>Shabbat Shalom]]> 12/03/2015 – ]]> Shabbat Shalom]]> 12/03/2015 :



Are you teaching the Jewish festival of Shabbat this year? Then come along to our teachers’ evening to learn about why Jewish people observe Shabbat, the Sabbath day. Find out how ancient laws are interpreted and applied to 21st century living. Taste the symbolic foods central to Friday night, the beginning of Shabbat. Included in this evening is the chance to visit the new temporary exhibition, For Richer, For Poorer: East End Weddings Unveiled.

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