In October the Jewish Museum London celebrated Black History Month. In honour of this, one of the Museum’s Learning Officers, Shereen Hunte, led tours around the museum looking at the black Jewish community. The Ugandan Jews have had a prominent part in these tours as we currently have a temporary exhibition on their community, the Abayudaya. The exhibition consists of photographs taken by one of the museum’s volunteers, Daniel, and professional photographer, Rena Pearl.
This post will look into one of the artifacts in the museum archive that links to the history of the anti-trafficking movement in London, Jewish women’s history and the complexities of these at the turn of the 20th century.
For Black History Month 2019, the Jewish Museum London hosted an exhibition on the Jewish Abayudaya community in Uganda and organised tours exploring ways in which race is portrayed through religion. One of the objects in the museum’s collection discussed in the Black History Tour is a painting with the title “A Memento Mori”.
15 November 2019 – 19 April 2020 jewishmuseum.org.uk / @jewishmuseumLDN JEW is a new exhibition at the Jewish Museum London by photographer John Offenbach exploring the nature of what it means to identify as Jewish today: from religious to secular, rich to homeless, criminal to lawful through 34 striking large-scale photographs. A major art book […]
8 November 2019 – 1 March 2020 jewishmuseum.org.uk / @jewishmuseumLDN “In the condition of terrorised vulnerability and politically menaced radicalised identity….Salomon contemplated taking her own life… Instead, however, she created one of the most challenging, enigmatic and demanding artworks of the twentieth century”. Griselda Pollock in: Charlotte Salomon and the Theatre of Memory, published by […]
Jewish Museum London is delighted to announce that it has been crowned winner of a Museum Association award in the category of 'Museums Changes Lives' for the major exhibition, 'Jews, Money, Myth'.
We are delighted to be shortlisted for a Museums Association Museum’s Change Lives Award for our major exhibition, Jews, Money, Myth.