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Volunteer Trip to Dulwich Picture Gallery

by Kimberley Coates, Visitor Services and Volunteer Manager On Friday 15 January the Jewish Museum volunteers took a well-earned day off and, along with the Visitor Services Team (and curatorial reps), went on a day trip to Dulwich Picture Gallery. The trip celebrated our volunteer’s hard work over the past year: 2015 was the busiest […]

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The Battle of Waterloo

by Phoebe Newman, Museum Administrator Our recent partnership with the Jewish Military Museum has made us think in more depth about Jewish military history. A few weeks ago it was the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, so I had a rummage around to find some objects in our collection that reflect the Jewish involvement […]

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#VolunteersWeek – Introducing Shannon and Yasmin

Shannon Shannon has been volunteering for under a year. She first thought of volunteering because she wanted to gain new experiences. “I’m going to study history at university so it seemed the perfect fit. It’s interesting to know what happened in the past and to learn about different cultures. I didn’t know much about Jewish […]

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#VolunteersWeek – Q&A with Emma Davies, Head of Volunteering

How long have you worked at the museum? For four and a half years. I’ve always had a passion for museums and wanted to work in the sector. Like a lot of people I first started working in Front of House and in this establishment FOH means working with volunteers and I fell into volunteer management. […]

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#VolunteersWeek – introducing Shirley

Shirley has been a volunteer since the re-opening of the museum. “I had moved to London and stopped work, and was looking for something to do. You’ve got to do something in life.” Before retiring Shirley worked as a GP. “I find the most interesting thing about being here is the people you meet, the […]

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#VolunteersWeek – Introducing Nita

Nita was runner up in the Going The Extra Mile award for volunteers across the heritage sector who have gone the extra mile, as the London Volunteers in Museum Awards in 2012. Nita has volunteered since the museum re-opening in 2010. She decided to start volunteering after she retired from teaching. “It’s the worst thing […]

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#VolunteersWeek – Introducing Ruth

Ruth has been a volunteer at the museum since the re-opening in 2010. After retiring Ruth studied a fine arts degree. “I had recently completed a Fine Art degree and was looking for a weekly commitment. I have always been interested in Jewish history and with the prospect of temporary art exhibitions as well it […]

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#VolunteersWeek – Introducing Lionel

Lionel has volunteered for two years. “My daughter saw the Judah Passow photography exhibition and suggested I start volunteering here. That’s how I got interested in it.” Before retiring Lionel worked as a precious metals assayer in Hatton Gardens.“What really attracted me was the fact that I grew up in the East End and I […]

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#VolunteersWeek – Introducing Jack

This week is Volunteers Week, giving us a chance to celebrate our wonderful volunteers, without whom the museum would not be able to run. As part of this we will be posting daily blogs from volunteers, starting today with Jack…  Jack has been a volunteer since March 2010 when the museum re-opened in Camden Town.  […]

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