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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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Fragments of Childhood – Then and Now

by Jemima Jarman, Assistant Curator The Jewish Museum London recently received a generous donation of 14 charming oil paintings, depicting East Ham, Ilford in the 1930s. The artist, A. David Crown, M.D., (1924-2016), created these paintings after retiring from a medical career in Rochester, New York; drawing upon memories of his early childhood and the […]

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