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London Volunteers in Museums Awards

by Emma Davies, Visitor Services Manager Two weeks ago, the Jewish Museum played host to the LVMAs 2014. After months of planning and build-up, the day finally arrived and over 160 guests from museums in and around London joined us to celebrate the amazing work volunteers do across the cultural heritage sector and say thank […]

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Obscuratorial Finds – Why do we have so many…?

by Alice Quine, Curatorial Assistant In a practising Jewish household, food plays a very important role in religious holidays and celebrations. Many Jews keep kosher, whereby they only eat meat and dairy products which have been prepared in a ritually proper manner, and which must never be mixed or eaten together. At the Jewish Museum […]

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Thank you to Hi Lo Magazine for this feature on our brand new exhibition! hilomagazine: Exhibition: Designing the 20th Century: Life and Work of Abram Games | Jewish Museum London Official War Artist, graphic designer, illustrator: Abram Games had it all.  See it at the exhibition of his life and works at the Jewish Museum London.  8 September […]

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Secrets of the Jewish Museum

by Larry Ross, Museum Volunteer The Bakers’ Banner on the upper ground floor is one of the most stunning items in the museum (click here for images), yet so many people just look briefly and then walk past it. But the whole story is fascinating.  Many of the Jews who came to Britain in the late […]

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Work Experience at the Jewish Museum

by Hannah Milofsky, Work Experience Student Hannah Milofsky (year 10 Hasmonean School for Girls) completed a week’s work experience at the Jewish Museum. She was most surprised by the number of non Jewish visitors to the Museum and their genuine interest in Jewish religion, culture and history. As an avid reader, she was delighted to […]

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Work Experience at the Jewish Museum

by Tania Shew, Work Experience Student Tania has just completed her first year at the University of Sussex where she is studying History. She spent a few weeks with the learning team during a very hectic month of school visits: As a history student I was very excited to be offered an internship at the […]

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Obscuratorial Finds – Why do we have so many…?

by Alice Quine, Curatorial Assistant While the museum holds a lot of quirky and fun objects, it is also home to many items of great historical importance. Though a large proportion of this collection is comprised of paper documents, accounts and records, it is the unique aesthetics of the objects that I feel hold the […]

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A Jewish Internship

A reflection on my time at the Jewish Museum by Oly Nicolaysen, Ex-Curatorial Intern In April 2013, as part of my Masters Degree program, I was required to undertake a three month work placement. As per the format of the course, I wrote applications to three very different institutions, which were then given to my […]

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Obscuratorial Finds – Why do we have so many…?

by Alice Quine, Curatorial Assistant From the late 19th century a large influx of Jewish immigrants settled in the East End of London, bringing with them a wide variety of customs and activities. This included the very popular establishment of Yiddish theatre, whose use of the home dialect and relatable themes such as assimilation and poverty […]

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