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Orientalism in the Alfred Rubens Collection

by Dr Kathrin Pieren, Collections Manager and Curator The museum’s Rubens Collection of 1,600 drawings, prints, etchings, and lithographs from the 17th to the 20th century encompasses scenes from Jewish life and portrays Jewish personalities, mostly from Britain. Yet, it also includes ethnographic prints of Jews from Northern Africa, Turkey and the Middle East. These […]

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The Sephardi Community of the Resettlement Era

by Dr Kathrin Pieren, Collections Manager and Curator The current exhibition on Jewish people who came to the UK from the Middle East and Northern Africa in the 20th century – Sephardi Voices – seems a good opportunity to look at the history of an earlier Sephardi community (people whose ancestry goes back to Spain, called […]

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Private Moses Jakob Kasser

by Susan Gordon, Jewish Military Museum Volunteer Today is World Refugee Day, a time to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. We are remembering Private Moses Jakob Kasser, refugee and Jewish military chaplain. Volunteer Susan Gordon shares her research with us, telling Kasser’s story through objects from the Jewish Military Museum’s collection.  […]

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Jews of Iraq

by Miriam Phelan, Assistant Curator Over the next few months we will be exploring Sephardi Jewish communities from around the world and throughout time on the blog, alongside our exhibition Sephardi Voices: Jews from North Africa, the Middle East and Iran. Explore the historic Iraqi Jewish communities in the first of these blogs below.  The […]

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Introducing Nam Tran

by Mathilde Lester, UCL Museum Studies MA Student and Project Manager for the Jewish Museum London’s Claytime Late In the very heart of Camden, not far from the Jewish Museum London, is Rochester Square. It is an abandoned nursery; inside, crumbled, neglected green houses sprawl to the left, and beside those, a long, airy studio, […]

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Acting Along to Clay

by Alice Tofts, UCL Museum Studies MA Student and Event Programmer for the Jewish Museum London’s ClayTime Late [Editor’s note] Five students from UCL’s Museum Studies MA course are working with the museum to plan a museum late event – ClayTime – on Thursday 2 February. Over the next few months they’ll be updating our […]

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Klezmer at Claytime

by Alice Tofts, UCL Museum Studies MA Student and Event Programmer for the Jewish Museum London’s ClayTime Late [Editor’s note] Five students from UCL’s Museum Studies MA course are working with the museum to plan a museum late event – ClayTime – on Thursday 2 February. Over the next few months they’ll be updating our blog […]

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My Jewish Museum

by Joshua Rocker, Marketing Intern I remember visiting the Jewish Museum for the first time as a seven-year-old, when it was stationed in East Finchley. Every Sunday, on the top floor by a desk near the steps, Leon Greenman, an Auschwitz survivor, used to sit and speak to visitors about his experiences.   My parents […]

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Say hello to our new Late event team!

by Mathilde Lester, UCL Museum Studies MA Student and Project Manager for the Jewish Museum London’s Claytime Late Hello everyone. We are five masters students from UCL, Museum Studies, here to organise a Late Night evening on 2 February to coincide with Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal.  Over the next few weeks, […]

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Shaping Ceramics

by Joshua Rocker, Marketing Intern With its working jukebox machine and colourful collection of record covers, I wasn’t sure if the Jukebox, Jewkbox exhibition could be topped by Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal. I had started a marketing and events internship at the Jewish Museum just as Jewkbox was approaching its […]

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