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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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Exercising my democratic right

by Roz Currie, Curator of Blackguards in Bonnets Today, as I voted for my candidate to lead the country, I had to thank those suffragettes who threw themselves into the fight for votes for women. Imagine being Dora Montefiore who in 1900 found her tax paying for a war that she had no say in […]

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Jewish EastEnders – developing a school workshop

by Maya Makker, Learning Team Intern Last year, I had the opportunity to work with the Jewish Museum London’s learning team to re-invent Jewish EastEnders, a school workshop about the Great Migration, in which around 150,000 Jewish people settled in Britain from Eastern Europe between the years of 1881 and 1914. While the workshop was […]

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Your Jewish Museum – Intrigue and Inspiration

by Lauren Hart, MA Student at King’s College London Curious, devotional, intriguing and inspiring are all words that spring to mind when I think of Your Jewish Museum: Love, which is coming to an end at the Jewish Museum London.  This crowd-sourced exhibition carries the innately sensitive narrative of love in many of its forms, from […]

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

by Emma Davies, Head of Volunteering On Monday 16 March, the Jewish Museum volunteers embarked upon a day trip in recognition of their hard work and continued contribution to the museum. In 2014 alone, the Visitor Services Volunteers gave an impressive 8,743.5 hours and to reward them for their endeavours, the museum funded a trip to […]

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

by Alice Quine, Assistant Curator With the continuous innovation of digital technology it is easy to forget that these things were not always around. Perish the thought that we might have to make things by hand or, heaven forbid, write a letter. And yet even before these modern developments alternative means of writing and printing […]

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The Jewish Military Museum moves in

by Sarah Fairhurst, Assistant Curator Exciting things have been happening behind the scenes at the Jewish Museum this month. The Jewish Military Museum left Shield House and Hendon behind and moved the entire collection to our new store. JMM staff Roz (Curator, Military Collections), Niki (Learning Programme Manager) and I (Assistant Curator) have all commenced […]

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Your Jewish Museum – Exhibiting Love and Journeys

by Carolyn Rosen, Project Manager for Your Jewish Museum It has been a delight and a privilege to manage the Your Jewish Museum exhibitions thus far.  I’m very pleased with the reception of Your Jewish Museum: Love – it was a joy to see contributing lenders and artists come together at the opening event, sharing a bit […]

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Purim – hiding in the museum

by Judith Vandervelde, Senior Educator Purim, like many Jewish festivals is based on a story. During Purim, Jewish people read the Book of Esther, which tells the story of Esther’s role in saving the Jewish people from annihilation at the hands of the Ancient King Ahasuerus and his adviser Haman. Jewish people celebrate the joyful […]

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To Save or not to Save? Lessons of Practical Salvage

by Emma Davies, Head of Volunteering Last week I attended the English Heritage ‘Emergency Planning and Practical Salvage’ Course. This three day course, in conjunction with the West Midlands Fire Service, was aimed at museum, gallery and historic property staff who hold responsibility for both creating and implementing an Emergency Plan. Every museum team’s worst […]

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