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Central Saint Martins students inspired by Abram Games

by Tali Mendelsohn, Marketing and Events Consultant To celebrate our Abram Games design exhibition, the museum has been collaborating with Central Saint Martins. Students from the Graphic Communication Design programme visited the exhibition and produced work inspired by Abram Games. Last week, the students showcased their work to me and Abram’s daughter, Naomi Games. Here are […]

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Do Jewish people eat lunch, Miss?

Or: What two months at the Jewish Museum taught meby Natasha Isaac, Learning Team Intern Natasha joined the Learning Team on our internship placement scheme in September 2014. Volunteering 4/5 days a week for 2 months, Natasha was a key part of our team from working with over 3700 students in our school workshops to helping […]

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Celebrate Hanukah with us!

Hanukah is one of Judaism’s most famous and best loved festivals, with eight days of celebration, gifts and food. It commemorates the ‘miracle of light’, when, following an attack on the Temple, a small amount of oil managed to keep the lights of the menorah (candelabra) alight for eight days. As with all Jewish festivals, […]

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Dear Blog-Readers

by Larissa Henkst, Museum Intern I am Larissa Henkst, 18 years old, from Germany and a new intern at the museum for a whole year. I have just graduated from school and am doing International Youth Voluntary Service organised by Action Reconciliation Service for Peace at the Jewish Museum. ARSP was founded in the early […]

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Partnering with the Jewish Military Museum

Yesterday was a wonderful and historic day at the museum, as we agreed our partnership with the Jewish Military Museum. The Jewish Museum London will assume care and responsibility for the Jewish Military Museum’s entire collection of over 4,000 objects and its learning programme. (L to R): Roz Currie, Curator of the Jewish Military Museum; Rt […]

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Jewish Museum London agrees partnership with Jewish Military Museum

The Jewish Museum London today announced their partnership with the Jewish Military Museum. The Jewish Museum London will assume care and responsibility for the Jewish Military Museum’s entire collection of over 4,000 objects and its learning programme. This collection, currently housed at the Jewish Military Museum in Hendon, focuses on the stories of individual Jewish […]

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Obscuratorial Finds – Oddities in the Archives

by Alice Quine, Curatorial Assistant With my last blog post focusing on the museum’s food related objects it seemed like a natural progression to move from goulash to ghouls. Some of the most interesting aspects of the collection are concerned with unusual historical practices which may now seem rather macabre. Dastardly Doctors – While many […]

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Sukkot at the Museum

by Judith Vandervelde, Senior Educator We recently reached the end of the harvest festival of Sukkot, which reminds us of the forty years the Jewish people spent wandering in the wilderness after the Exodus from Egypt. During this festival meals are eaten in the Sukkah, an outdoor temporary hut that is covered with greenery. To […]

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LOVE… how do we celebrate, seal and remember it?

L to R: Boris Bennett, Wedding photograph of Mr and Mrs Simmons, 1935; 18th century wedding ring; Ketubah (marriage contract) 1806 Lend your own treasures to be displayed alongside ours in new exhibition series, Your Jewish Museum, beginning in January.  Your object can speak to any type of love: divine, parental, romantic. Anything! Let the pieces above […]

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Mark Titchner art installation

Yesterday saw the installation of a new work by Turner Prize nominated artist Mark Titchner at the museum, as part of Outsidereal, an art trail organised by Camden Council which will be running until 31 October. The text pieces created for us are based on the phrase ‘Not For Self But For All’, which is a translation of […]

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