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Barney Greenman’s toy truck back in London: History of a loan

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.

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New Insights into the Kindertransport

The ‘KT80 Symposium: The Kindertransport 80 Years On’ that took place at University College London (UCL) 22-24 January brought together researchers, museums, kinder and their descendants and interested members of the public.

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Artist Maya Attoun engages with the Jewish Museum collection

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 […]

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Theatrical Photoshoot!

Theatre costumes worn by the award-winning Jewish actor, Henry Goodman, during productions of The Merchant of Venice and Fiddler on the Roof have recently entered the collection of Jewish Museum London thanks to the actor’s generous donation. Before storing them safely away, we took the opportunity to set up a 2-day photoshoot (yes, it really […]

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