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The Jewish Museum’s digitised collections will shortly become accessible under the single roof of Europeana - a multilingual search engine which will enable users across the world to find, view and compare the treasures of Jewish culture from a range of institutions. This will be a huge benefit to academic researchers, as well as students and family historians.
As well as photographs, documents and objects, the museum is uploading around 150 interviews from its oral history collection, covering subjects such as the Jewish East End and Refugees from Nazism. These will also be available to listen to on the museum’s own website.
The museum will also be producing two online exhibitions for the project, the first of which, Yiddish Theatre in London will be uploaded on both the Europeana and Jewish Museum websites soon. This will allow people for the first time to explore the museum’s unique collection of Yiddish theatre photographs, posters, programmes and costumes.
The project will also be funding a range of education programmes with schools and higher educational institutions, enabling more people to appreciate the rich material available on Britain’s Jewish heritage.
Judaica Europeana is co-funded by the European Commission under the eContentplus programme, as part of the i2010 policy.