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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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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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