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End of Year Report

by Judith Vandervelde, Senior Educator Now the school year has come to an end, we are looking back at all the amazing workshops we have shared with over 14,000 students from schools across the country (and even further afield). This wordle illustrates the words most often used by teachers on feedback forms to describe our […]

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The Tiger Who Came to High Tea

by Alice Quine, Assistant Curator For our recently opened exhibition on Judith Kerr I was tasked with acquiring wooden props for the Tiger Kitchen set. Little did I know that this fun, if slightly bizarre task would throw up a whole smorgasbord of mental mahogany meals. When I was a child, mud pies were the […]

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Tiger, Mog and Pink Rabbit: A Judith Kerr Retrospective

Tiger, Mog and Pink Rabbit: A Judith Kerr Retrospective 
29 June – 14 October 2015 Jewish Museum London 25 June 2015, London. Have tea with a life-size Tiger, curl up in Mog’s basket with one of Judith Kerr’s classic picture books, and discover the childhood drawings of a girl escaping Hitler’s Germany. Tiger, Mog and […]

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What makes a good wedding?

by Alice Quine, Assistant Curator Our recent exhibition on Jewish weddings generated some rather interesting and often unbridled feedback from visitors. A wedding canopy, or Huppah, was constructed in the exhibition space where people could write about their favourite wedding experiences or what they think makes for a memorable marriage ceremony. Some of our favourites […]

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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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