14 July 2016 - 16 October 2016
“It’ll delight anybody who’s ever spun a record”
“A fantastic exhibition”
Robert Elms, BBC London
Go on a musical journey of discovery through popular culture, featuring records that changed lives and the technology that made it happen.
In the late 19th century, a German-Jewish immigrant to the USA changed the world. With Emil Berliner’s invention of the gramophone and the record, the age of mass entertainment found its first global medium.
This interactive exhibition takes that moment in history as its starting point, exploring the experience of the 20th century through shellac and vinyl, celebrating the history of Jewish inventors, musicians, composers, music producers and songwriters.
See early examples of phonographs and gramophones and immerse yourself in the sounds of the 20th century; from Jewish folk music to Yiddish theatre songs, from Broadway musicals to rock‘n’roll via the rebels of punk and psychedelic rock.
Hear personal stories from artists, musicians and collectors. Explore the art of the record sleeve and enjoy a display of 500 records including iconic sleeves from Amy Winehouse, the Ramones, Bob Dylan, and Barbra Streisand.
This exhibition was developed by the Jewish Museum Hohenems in collaboration with the Jewish Museum Munich.