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Curator Q&A – For Richer For Poorer

with Elizabeth Selby, Curator of For Richer For Poorer: Weddings Unveiled What is your favourite object in the exhibition? There are so many! Probably the most intriguing and unique is a ledger that was kept by a shadchan (matchmaker) who was operating in the East End in the 1940s.  It was quite usual for orthodox Jewish […]

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Getting crafty – visitors respond to Abram Games’ work

by Alice Quine, Assistant Curator As part of the museum’s exhibition on graphic designer Abram Games, visitors were encouraged to create their own artworks using paper shapes and pencils, taking Games’ work as inspiration. Here is a selection of my favourite pieces, reflecting the wide range of interpretations created. Some visitors paid homage to Abram […]

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From Generation to Generation (L’DOR V’DOR)

by Gideon Summerfield, Artist To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 the Jewish Museum, in conjunction with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, is exhibiting 10 portraits of Holocaust Survivors by young artist Gideon Summerfield. Each survivor is captured in biro pen in Gideon’s beautiful detailed style and they are shown holding an object that is important to […]

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Your Jewish Museum – Crowd Sourcing an Exhibition

by Lauren Hart, MA Student at King’s College London On Sunday 30 November 2014, I was presented with shards of glass that had been lovingly reassembled and placed within a blue plastic mould. This was the beginning of my internship on the King’s College London Cultural Institute’s exhibition, Your Jewish Museum: Love, an exciting collaboration […]

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Action Reconciliation Service for Peace Seminar

by Larissa Henskt, Museum Intern Nearly three months of my voluntary service have now passed, so it was time for a first review and reflection of all experiences and impressions I have gained. For that reason I went to a really tiny Welsh village called Bwlch over the last weekend to attend to my first Action Reconciliation Service […]

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The Jewish Military Museum arrives!

by Sarah Fairhurst, Assistant Curator (Jewish Military Museum) The wait is finally over! Many objects from the Jewish Military Museum have now been installed into the History Gallery at the Jewish Museum. This is something we at the JMM have been working towards for over 18 months and it was so exciting to see it […]

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Abram Games – Our Volunteers’ Memories

by Kimberley Coates, Visitors Services Manager Every six months our third floor transforms for a new exhibition, prompting our team of volunteers to learn a great deal about a new subject. Their volunteering shifts are three and a half hours every week and by the end of each exhibition’s run, they have amassed many hours […]

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Obscuratorial Finds – Why do we have so many… dresses?

by Alice Quine, Curatorial Assistant With the museum’s exhibition on weddings opening in the New Year it seemed apt to address the diverse range of dresses we have in the collection. From weddings to work dos, dresses can tell you a great deal about a specific period of history, as well as its owner’s social […]

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Experiencing diversity at the Jewish Museum in London

by Maïra Kaye, Learning Team Intern Maïra joined the Learning Team on our internship placement scheme in October 2014.  Volunteering one or two days a week for two months, Maïra wanted to develop her teaching skills and learn more about Jewish history and art.  Maïra has volunteered nearly 50 hours, working mainly in our school workshops with […]

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