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Grant awarded by Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund

Jewish Museum London is one of fifteen museums that have been awarded a grant from a total of £367,000 from the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund for projects that bring people closer to collections at a time when physical access to museums is restricted.

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The Haggadah from Ihringen: A “Budget” Illuminated Manuscript

Four Passover Haggadahs known to us were copied and illustrated by the scribe Abraham from Ihringen. The first one was completed in 1740. The last dated Haggadah, now exhibited in the Jewish Museum of London, was made in 1756. Over the course of that period, Abraham’s style evolved, but his essential visual model remained unchanged.

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Meet the Curator: Mikveh Cleaning

Go behind the scenes and learn about preventative conservation at the Jewish Museum London with Collections Manager and Curator Dr Kathrin Pieren as she cleans our medieval Mikveh.

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Barney Greenman’s toy truck back in London: History of a loan

In 2017 the Jewish Museum was approached for the loan of a special object in the collection: the toy truck that Holocaust survivor Leon Greenman made for his toddler son Barney from scraps of wood during the Second World War. It was going to be shown in a temporary exhibition entitled ‘Auschwitz. Not long ago. Nor far away’ in Madrid.

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Theatrical Photoshoot!

Theatre costumes worn by the award-winning Jewish actor, Henry Goodman, during productions of The Merchant of Venice and Fiddler on the Roof have recently entered the collection of Jewish Museum London thanks to the actor’s generous donation. Before storing them safely away, we took the opportunity to set up a 2-day photoshoot (yes, it really […]

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Fragments of Childhood – Then and Now

by Jemima Jarman, Assistant Curator The Jewish Museum London recently received a generous donation of 14 charming oil paintings, depicting East Ham, Ilford in the 1930s. The artist, A. David Crown, M.D., (1924-2016), created these paintings after retiring from a medical career in Rochester, New York; drawing upon memories of his early childhood and the […]

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