Jewish Museum London receives the Sandford Award

Jewish Museum London ended 2022 in style as a key recipient of the prestigious Heritage Education Trust’s Sandford Award for excellence in museum learning in 2022. In an virtual ceremony on 7 December, Dr Tracy Borman CEO of Heritage Education Trust awarded the Museum with an awards certificate for the excellent museum learning programme, along with other award winners around the UK. TV personality, Lloyd Grosman, gave the keynote speech, praising the exceptional high quality of the learning programmes the judges had witnessed during their visits over 2022 to assess the award. During the Awards presentation Dr Borman announced that    “ The Jewish Museum London have an excellent learning team who explain all aspects of Jewish life to schools in a sympathetic and knowledgeable way through themes of migration, family, faith and culture….. A session from the museum will teach your pupils to think and question, and through the study of Jewish Life encounter many issues that are currently relevant”

Acting Director Sue Shave said “ We are extremely proud that the amazing learning programmes at Jewish Museum London have been recognised with this prestigious award by national experts in museum learning at the Heritage Education Trust. Our schools programme of museum workshops, virtual broadcasts and classroom sessions reaches over 20,000 pupils per year to help challenge and change student perceptions and knowledge about Jewish heritage, culture and ways of life and provides unique support for teachers delivering the National Curriculum in RE.”

Details of this award winning schools programme and informal learning events and activities can be found on the Museum web site Schools – The Jewish Museum London and schools can book via this link also on the website