Our first object talk is about John Schlapobersky's bible, within the theme of 'Coming Together'. Presented by Learning Officer Shereen, this talk will highlight the importance of coming together as a community through this object which has its origins in South Africa.
This series of live object talks, created by the Jewish Museum London's Learning Team, will stream live every Wednesday at 12pm.
Jewish Museum London Announces Withdrawal from Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation and Changes to the Museum’s Leadership
www.jewishmuseum.org.uk @jewishmuseumLDN Jewish Museum London announces withdrawal from Arts Council England’s 2018-22 National Portfolio Chief Executive and Director of eight years, Abigail Morris, steps down ahead of change in direction [11 February, 2020; London] Jewish Museum London announces its withdrawal from Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation to review its business model and plan for […]
Jewish Museum London Commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day 2020, 75 Years On from the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
The Jewish Museum London is observing the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau with a series of events running from 23 January to Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January.
In October the Jewish Museum London celebrated Black History Month. In honour of this, one of the Museum’s Learning Officers, Shereen Hunte, led tours around the museum looking at the black Jewish community. The Ugandan Jews have had a prominent part in these tours as we currently have a temporary exhibition on their community, the Abayudaya. The exhibition consists of photographs taken by one of the museum’s volunteers, Daniel, and professional photographer, Rena Pearl.
This post will look into one of the artifacts in the museum archive that links to the history of the anti-trafficking movement in London, Jewish women’s history and the complexities of these at the turn of the 20th century.
For Black History Month 2019, the Jewish Museum London hosted an exhibition on the Jewish Abayudaya community in Uganda and organised tours exploring ways in which race is portrayed through religion. One of the objects in the museum’s collection discussed in the Black History Tour is a painting with the title “A Memento Mori”.