Jews’ Temporary Shelter Cards: An interview with Research Associate Lewis Smith
In 1940, 11 year old Londoner Sheila Cohen began writing a diary. Soon to be published with daily entries on Twitter, discover a London schoolgirl’s perspective of a conflict that was going to last another five years and engulf many parts of the world.
We are delighted to be shortlisted for a Museums Association Museum’s Change Lives Award for our major exhibition, Jews, Money, Myth.
My four month part-time Curatorial Internship at the Jewish Museum encompassed a wide range of activities including (but not restricted to) research, collections care and exhibition preparation.
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.