From November 2018 to March 2019, artist Tom Berry came into the Jewish Museum as our artist-in-residence for the 'Remembering the Kindertransport: 80 Years On' exhibition. Tom created a portrait based on his encounter with Bea Green, her son Paul Green, and the current refugee crisis. Bea was one of the Kinder featured in the exhibition.
The portrait has now been added to the Jewish Museum's collection. Read Tom's blog post below to learn about his meeting with Bea and the story behind the portrait:
In 2017 the Jewish Museum was approached for the loan of a special object in the collection: the toy truck that Holocaust survivor Leon Greenman made for his toddler son Barney from scraps of wood during the Second World War. It was going to be shown in a temporary exhibition entitled ‘Auschwitz. Not long ago. Nor far away’ in Madrid.
A guest blog post reviewing our Charms of Frankenstein exhibition.
A collaboration with the Jewish Museum London, the Wiener Library, the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and The Second Generation Network
Maya Attoun (b. in Jerusalem, 1974) is an award winning artist whose work has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the world. This October, to celebrate the bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Maya created a site-specific art installation within the galleries of the Jewish Museum London, combining her own artwork with the museum’s collection […]
Guest writer, Julian Maddison, explores his love of René Goscinny.