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Jews, Money, Myth shortlisted for a Museums Change Lives Award

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We are delighted to be shortlisted for a Museums Association Museum’s Change Lives Award for our major exhibition, Jews, Money, Myth.

The awards champion the work of individuals and institutions working with and for their communities.

The finalists all represent innovative projects working to inspire change in the lives of their audiences, and reflect a broad range of voices, regions and themes.

Judges look to reward projects that successfully reflect one or more of the themes of the Museums Changes Lives campaign: promoting health and wellbeing, creating better places, and inspiring engagement, reflection and debate.

Jews, Money, Myth explores the role of money in Jewish life and its often vexed place in relations between Jews and non-Jews, from the time of Jesus to the 21st century.

It examines the origins of some of the longest running and deeply entrenched antisemitic stereotypes: the theological roots of the association of Jews with money; the myths and reality of the medieval Jewish moneylender; and the place of Jews – real and imagined – in commerce, capitalism and finance up to the present day.

We have been nominated alongside:

  • Glasgow Women’s Library – Decoding Inequality
  • Scottish Maritime Museum – Garnock Connections Skiff Project
  • Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums – Women of Tyneside
  • Time and Tide Museum – Seaside Suitcases

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 3 October during the Museum Association conference in Brighton.