rss en Content Curator <![CDATA[Menswear Study Day]]> 03/05/2016 – Explore the history of menswear through a series of talks from the experts]]> 03/05/2016 : Explore the history of menswear through a series of talks from the experts



Join us for a study day and explore some of the wider themes addressed in our exhibition Moses, Mods and Mr Fish: The Menswear Revolution through a series of talks from experts in the field.

Speakers and subjects include:

Laura Jones, London College of Fashion, on The Jewish Pioneers of Mass Market Tailoring

Timothy Long, Curator of Fashion at the Museum of London, on Hidden history: The Analysis of Tailored Clothes

Laura Ugolini, University of Wolverhampton, on The Tailor of Taste? Montague Burton in Inter-War Britain

Paul Jobling, University of Brighton, on Virility in Design: Daks Simpson and Menswear Publicity in 20th-century Britain 

 

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk - Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London]]> 04/05/2016 – Hear from the curator of our Dorothy Bohm exhibition]]> 04/05/2016 : Hear from the curator of our Dorothy Bohm exhibition



Discover more about Dorothy Bohm and her work from the the curator of Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London, Joanne Rosenthal.

Step back in time and discover the diversity of life in London throughout the swinging ‘60s through photographs focusing on its inhabitants from all walks of life, from young schoolchildren to market traders.

The talk is also being given on:

  • Wednesday 1 June, 2pm
  • Wednesday 6 July, 2pm
  • Wednesday 3 August, 2pm
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<![CDATA[Witness the Witness: Zdenka Fantlova]]> 08/05/2016 – Hear Holocaust Survivor Zdenka Fantlova speak about her experiences]]> 08/05/2016 : Hear Holocaust Survivor Zdenka Fantlova speak about her experiences



Hear Holocaust Survivor Zdenka Fantlova speak about her experiences.

Zdenka is a regular speaker who reaches out to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. She works tirelessly to keep the memory of her loved ones alive and to encourage people not to stand by.

Zdenka Fantlova was born in Czechoslovakia were she enjoyed a happy childhood until the Nazis invaded in March 1939.

Life changed dramatically and Zdenka and her family were deported to Terezin. During her time in the camps, a ring made and given to her by her boyfriend Arno became a symbol of hope for Zdenka. At great personal risk she managed to keep the ring with her in six different concentration camps. Sadly Arno and the rest of Zdenka’s family did not survive.

After the war Zdenka went to live in Sweden to recuperate and then moved to Australia where she married, had a daughter and her stage career took off.

Twenty years later Zdenka and her family came to live in England. Zdenka wrote a book about her life, ‘The Tin Ring’ which has subsequently been turned into a play.

Following her talk Zdenka will take questions from the floor. Candle lighting and Kaddish will be recited.

Zdenka’s story is suitable for families but the recommended age for children is 13 and above due to the sensitive nature of the topic.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Moses, Mods and Mr Fish]]> 09/05/2016 – Hear from the curator of our menswear exhibition]]> 09/05/2016 : Hear from the curator of our menswear exhibition



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Moses, Mods and Mr Fish: The Menswear Revolution with Miriam Phelan, who provided curatorial support for the exhibition.

Moses, Mods and Mr Fish tells the story of the men’s fashion and the emergence of the modern male wardrobe, taking the visitor on a journey from the tailoring workshops of the mid-19th century to the boutique revolution and mod culture of the Swinging ‘60s.

This talk is also being given at 2pm on:

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<![CDATA[Stitch, Stitch, Stitch: Spitalfields Walking Tour]]> 15/05/2016 – With Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 15/05/2016 : With Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky's tour linked to our new exhibition Moses, Mods and Mr Fish: The Menswear Revolution explores the background to the ever-changing rag trade of Spitalfields.

Once the centre of London's silk and sweated tailoring industries dominated by the French and Jewish immigrants, the same streets today are a centre for African textile shops, vibrant markets, designer makers and cutting edge fashion.

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<![CDATA[Counter-Culture Late Opening]]> 19/05/2016 – Explore our menswear exhibition after hours]]> 19/05/2016 : Explore our menswear exhibition after hours



Explore the exhibitions Moses, Mods and Mr Fish: The Menswear Revolution and Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London after hours and enjoy music, activities, and talks inspired by the theme of Counter Culture. 

  • Enjoy live music from The Retros, a six-piece band dedicated to bringing the sounds of the '60s to life
     
  • Hear '60s fashion blogger, Johanna Payton the founder of Fashion Detective, talk about the styles featured in Dorothy Bohm’s '60s street photography
     
  • Create a '60s-style bandana or scarf with London Craft Club. We'll be showing you how to make your own ink stamps to create a colourful repeating pattern on a cotton scarf or bandana
     
  • Celebrate the life of Jewish, Counter-Culture poet and jazz lyricist, Fran Landesman, with live Spoken Word and never seen before recording of one of Fran’s final performances, brought to you by John-Paul O’Neill of Farrago Poetry and guests. 
     
  • Get up close to objects from the London College of Fashion Archives - including vintage shoes, a '60s Mary Quant dress and make-up, and cuttings from Michael Martin Menswear of Carnaby Street Collection - with Jane Holt, Senior Research Fellow Archives and Special Collections.
     
  • Repair your denim and pledge to choose #secondhandfirst with TRAID’s workshop. Do bring unwanted clothes to donate to the cause!
     
  • Make your own personal slogan in our badge-making craft workshop
     
  • Learn more about the Fashion Revolution and ask #whomademyclothes? with atalk from Sarah Ditty, Head of Policy at Fashion Revolution
     
  • Take part in a '60s-inspired photo booth
     
  • Discover more about the exhibitions with curator's tours
     
  • Get glammed up in your favourite counter culture or '60s inspired outfit - the best dressed will win a prize, as judged by Fashion Detective Johanna Payton

Generously supported by Lugermad Photography

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk - Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London]]> 01/06/2016 – Hear from the curator of our Dorothy Bohm exhibition]]> 01/06/2016 : Hear from the curator of our Dorothy Bohm exhibition



Discover more about Dorothy Bohm and her work from the the curator of Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London, Joanne Rosenthal.

Step back in time and discover the diversity of life in London throughout the swinging ‘60s through photographs focusing on its inhabitants from all walks of life, from young schoolchildren to market traders.

The talk is also being given on:

  • Wednesday 4 May, 2pm
  • Wednesday 6 July, 2pm
  • Wednesday 3 August, 2pm
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<![CDATA[Bespoke London: St James and Savile Row Walking Tour:]]> 05/06/2016 – Walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 05/06/2016 : Walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Join Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky in a walking tour linked to our exhibition_ Moses, Mods and Mr Fish._

Journey from the historic gentlemen's shops of St James's, with the 'man who invented the suit' and the street of shirts to the sartorial elegance of Savile Row's bespoke tailoring including the birth of the Tuxedo, court livery and the author of the ABC of Men's Clothing.

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<![CDATA[Fashion Insiders: Panel Discussion]]> 07/06/2016 – Want to get ahead in the fashion industry? Hear from our panel of fashion insiders]]> 07/06/2016 : Want to get ahead in the fashion industry? Hear from our panel of fashion insiders



Want to get ahead in the fashion industry?

Hear from insiders about how to get into the industry as they dish the dirt on the latest trends styles and news.

On the panel:

  • Fashion editor and Disneyrollergirl blogger Navaz Batliwalla
    Navaz is a fashion editor and founder of Disneyrollergirl.net, the go-to resource for fashion and beauty industry insights, emerging trends and editorial shoots from an industry insider’s point of view
     
  • Moss Bros CEO Brian Brick
    Retail is in the blood of Brian Brick, the Chief Executive of Moss Bros - in 1985 he and his brother turned their father's menswear business, Brick's Manshops, into Suits You. He was appointed CEO of Moss Bros in 2009
     
  • Personal Shopper and Stylist Sarah Gilfillan
    Sarah Gilfillan founded Sartoria Lab to fill the gap in the market for Personal Shopping and Styling specifically for men. Sarah worked for many years in the fashion industry as a menswear photographic stylist, before setting up her Style Consultancy for men
     
  • DJ turned Satorial Designer David Newell 
    Trained and practiced in the discipline of Savile Row excellence for nearly 10 years, David Newell founded Soho-based Newell Bespoke and specialises in sartorial style and sharpness
     
  • The discussion will be chaired by Fashion Executive and Entrepreneur Maurice Helfgott (Oliver Sweeney, ex M&S).
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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Moses, Mods and Mr Fish]]> 13/06/2016 – Hear from the curator of our menswear exhibition]]> 13/06/2016 : Hear from the curator of our menswear exhibition



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Moses, Mods and Mr Fish: The Menswear Revolution with Miriam Phelan, who provided curatorial support for the exhibition.

Moses, Mods and Mr Fish tells the story of the men’s fashion and the emergence of the modern male wardrobe, taking the visitor on a journey from the tailoring workshops of the mid-19th century to the boutique revolution and mod culture of the Swinging ‘60s.

This talk is also being given at 2pm on:

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<![CDATA[Martin Norton Lecture - A Rothschild Renaissance: the Waddesdon Bequest at the British Museum]]> 15/06/2016 – Dr Dora Thornton introduces the new gallery at the British Museum]]> 15/06/2016 : Dr Dora Thornton introduces the new gallery at the British Museum



Dr Dora Thornton introduces the new gallery at the British Museum for the Waddesdon Bequest, supported by the Rothschild Foundation, which opened in June 2015.

The Waddesdon Bequest is the name given by Baron Ferdinand himself to the collection of medieval and renaissance treasures which he bequeathed to the British Museum at his death in 1898.

Dr Thornton has reinterpreted this astonishing collection for the 21st Century, working in collaboration with Stanton Williams Architects, with the Rothschild Foundation and with colleagues at Waddesdon Manor, where the Bequest was displayed in the New Smoking Room in Ferdinand’s lifetime.

As a collection, the Bequest presents a snapshot in the self-fashioning of a new European dynasty. The rise of the Rothschilds from the Frankfurt Jewish quarter to become bankers to the world within two generations is one of the great rags to riches stories in Europe.

With its ambitious digital programme and Dr Thornton’s book, A Rothschild Renaissance, the gallery reconnects the British Museum and Waddesdon Manor in a link first forged with the Bequest in 1898. It opens up a new perspective on our understanding of the history of the Rothschilds as a banking family which helped to shape the modern world.

Dr Thornton will discuss the making and meaning of the collection and how she reinterpreted it for the new gallery in the light of new research.

Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

Image: Hippocamp Pendant. Enamelled gold jewel set with emeralds and pearls. Probably French, early 19th century. Bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

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<![CDATA[Dorothy Bohm: My Life and Work]]> 23/06/2016 – Photographer Dorothy Bohm in conversation with Amanda Hopkinson]]> 23/06/2016 : Photographer Dorothy Bohm in conversation with Amanda Hopkinson



Dorothy Bohm talks about her life and work in this conversation with Amanda Hopkinson, author of photography books, including two books with Bohm: Sixties London and her newest publication About Women.

Dorothy Bohm was born in East Prussia in 1924, and moved to Lithuania in 1932 with her family to escape the threat of Nazism. Bohm was sent by her parents to safety in Britain in 1939, armed with a Leica camera handed to her by her father at the very last moment. London has been her home since the 1950s.

Dorothy Bohm has worked as a photographer all around the world, capturing ordinary lives from Europe to the Americas to the Far East. She was closely involved with the founding of the Photographers’ Gallery in London in 1971 and was its Associate Director for fifteen years. She was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 2009.

Amanda Hopkinson is the author of a dozen books on photography and photographers, from a biography of Julia Margaret Cameron to the work of her mother, the Picture Post photographer, Gerti Deutsch. She is also a Professor of Literary Translation at City University, London, and has translated over thirty books.

This event accompanies the Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London exhibition, running from 28 April - 29 August 2016.

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<![CDATA[Codebreakers - Armed Forces Activities Family Day]]> 26/06/2016 – Explore the museum with activities for all the family]]> 26/06/2016 : Explore the museum with activities for all the family



Explore the museum galleries with special family trails, use objects to crack codes and disguise yourself for a spy selfie.

Hear from Ruth Bourne, who worked at Bletchley Park on technology developed by Alan Turing, from 11am.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk - Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London]]> 06/07/2016 – Hear from the curator of our Dorothy Bohm exhibition]]> 06/07/2016 : Hear from the curator of our Dorothy Bohm exhibition



Discover more about Dorothy Bohm and her work from the the curator of Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London, Joanne Rosenthal.

Step back in time and discover the diversity of life in London throughout the swinging ‘60s through photographs focusing on its inhabitants from all walks of life, from young schoolchildren to market traders.

The talk is also being given on:

  • Wednesday 4 May, 2pm
  • Wednesday 1 June, 2pm
  • Wednesday 3 August, 2pm
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<![CDATA[Stamford Hill Walking Tour]]> 17/07/2016 – With Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 17/07/2016 : With Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky



Explore north Hackney's 'square mile of piety' in this walking tour by Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky. From its early days as a wealthy neighbourhood in the 1800s, Stamford Hill has since become multi-cultural but is known predominately for its ultra-orthodox Jewish community.

Discover the background to the various synagogues, schools and shops - past and present, and find out the difference between Bobover and Lubavitch, Kedassia and Beth Din and taste an authentic rugelach.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk - Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London]]> 03/08/2016 – Hear from the curator of our Dorothy Bohm exhibition]]> 03/08/2016 : Hear from the curator of our Dorothy Bohm exhibition



Discover more about Dorothy Bohm and her work from the the curator of Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London, Joanne Rosenthal.

Step back in time and discover the diversity of life in London throughout the swinging ‘60s through photographs focusing on its inhabitants from all walks of life, from young schoolchildren to market traders.

The talk is also being given on:

  • Wednesday 4 May, 2pm
  • Wednesday 1 June, 2pm
  • Wednesday 6 July, 2pm
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<![CDATA[Jewish Hampstead Walking Tour]]> 10/08/2016 – Mittel Europe in NW3: with exclusive visit to Belsize Square Synagogue]]> 10/08/2016 : Mittel Europe in NW3: with exclusive visit to Belsize Square Synagogue



This gentle stroll among the leafy streets of Swiss Cottage, led by Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolksy, uncovers many and varied 20th century Jewish connections.

From the German/Austrian emigres of the 1930s including Freud and his family to the Hampstead members of Bnai Brith's First Lodge and the Primrose Club, this tour also includes an exclusive visit to Belsize Square Synagogue to hear its very special history.

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<![CDATA[Clapton Walking Tour]]> 11/09/2016 – Back by popular demand!]]> 11/09/2016 : Back by popular demand!



Explore the delights of Clapton in this walking tour led by Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky.

Discover more about childhoods of Harold Pinter, Lords Levy and Sugar and Helen Shapiro, the memories of Lea Bridge Road synagogue and the close-knit Clapton Jewish community. Explore the neighbourhood of Springfield Park and learn more about the stylish young Marc Feld (Bolan) as well as the current fast growing ultra-orthodox community.

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<![CDATA[A Walk of Jewish Firsts: City of London Walking Tour]]> 06/11/2016 – With Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 06/11/2016 : With Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky



Set against the backdrop of the City of London we highlight the stories of Jewish Firsts, many of whom broke down the barriers of discrimination in Victorian England. We feature not only the first synagogues and the first Jewish MP but also a Lord Mayor, a Prime Minister and a Baronet.

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