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Partnering with the Jewish Military Museum

Yesterday was a wonderful and historic day at the museum, as we agreed our partnership with the Jewish Military Museum. The Jewish Museum London will assume care and responsibility for the Jewish Military Museum’s entire collection of over 4,000 objects and its learning programme. (L to R): Roz Currie, Curator of the Jewish Military Museum; Rt […]

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LOVE… how do we celebrate, seal and remember it?

L to R: Boris Bennett, Wedding photograph of Mr and Mrs Simmons, 1935; 18th century wedding ring; Ketubah (marriage contract) 1806 Lend your own treasures to be displayed alongside ours in new exhibition series, Your Jewish Museum, beginning in January.  Your object can speak to any type of love: divine, parental, romantic. Anything! Let the pieces above […]

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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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My favourite Jewish Museum object

by Barbara Brown, Museum Volunteer On going to the Religion Gallery one day I found a woman standing in front of the display of Hanukah lamps with tears pouring down her face. I put my arm round her and she pointed to the wooden one and said, simply, “My grandfather made it."  The wooden lamp […]

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Happy International Workers’ Day! To mark the occasion we have turned around our beloved London Jewish Bakers’ Union banner to display the Yiddish side (rather than the English side) for a limited time. The London Jewish Bakers’ Union was one of the longest lived Jewish trade unions, operating from 1905 to 1970, and this painted […]

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Obscuratorial Finds – Why do we have so many…?

by Alice Quine, Curatorial Assistant The Jewish Museum has been acquiring material since the early 1930s, with a high proportion relating to social history and trade. As a result, we have amassed a large collection of some very specific items, which to the casual observer, may seem slightly bizarre. Buttons – Open any drawer in […]

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R.B. Kitaj: Obsessions – The Art of Identity at the Jewish Museum London until 16 June If Not, Not, 1975, Oil and black chalk on canvas, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; R.B. Kitaj Estate.

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