rss en Content Curator <![CDATA[Curator Talk: Designing the 20th Century]]> 24/11/2014 – With exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby]]> 24/11/2014 : With exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby



Elizabeth Selby, curator of Designing the 20th Century will talk about how the exhibition was put together and about some of the key items in the exhibition.

This talk will also be held on:

  • 29 September
  • 27 October
  • 15 December

Booking is essential as places are limited.

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<![CDATA[Your Loyal Subjects: The National Portrait Gallery]]> 07/12/2014 – A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 07/12/2014 : A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



On this popular and entertaining tour of the National Portrait Gallery discover members of the Jewish community who became representative British subjects in the fields of politics, finance, industry and culture. Their stories and those of the artists are also the story of the development of the Jewish community in the UK.

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<![CDATA[Boris Bennet: Vintage Glamour in London's East End]]> 14/12/2014 – ]]> 14/12/2014 :



Boris Bennet (1900 – 85) was considered the doyen of Jewish studio portrait photographers, famed for bringing Hollywood glamour to an impoverished area of East London between the wars.

With the recent launch of a photographic monograph of his beautiful images we are pleased to announce a panel discussion, which will look at his legacy, the changes to the Jewish community in the area and how the book came about.

We will be joined by the curator of the book Michael Greisman who spent 5 years collecting and restoring the images, the publisher of the book, Martin Usborne from Hoxton Mini Press and the book’s designer Sam Wolfson of Blok Design.

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<![CDATA[Curator Talk: Designing the 20th Century]]> 15/12/2014 – With exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby]]> 15/12/2014 : With exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby



Elizabeth Selby, curator of Designing the 20th Century will talk about how the exhibition was put together and about some of the key items in the exhibition.

This talk will also be held on:

  • 29 September
  • 27 October
  • 24 November

Booking is essential as places are limited.

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<![CDATA[Tracing Topographies Conference 2015]]> 06/01/2015 – ]]> 06/01/2015 :



The Tracing Topographies conference marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz: seventy years have elapsed since Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated on January 1945; during these years, there have been many reconsiderations of the lessons learned (and those not) from the horror of the Second World War. This conference seeks to examine the significance of the topography of the Nazi concentrations camps – from historical, sociological, and artistic perspectives.

Formerly locations of abject horror, the Nazi concentration camps have arguably been transformed into tourist hotspots, available as part of package deals complete with tour guides, audio-guide headsets, and pertinent photo opportunities. The concentration camps might have remained stationary in a physical or geographical sense, but their topography has not maintained its horrific essence, and their cultural meaning has shifted substantially. The diachronic shift of the last seventy years has thus - perhaps -facilitated a usurpation of the camps, which have come to be experienced simultaneously as loci of remembrance and profanations against memory.

Register online before 1 December at https://kenthospitality.kent.ac.uk/Register/tracing

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<![CDATA[Teachers' Evening: <br>Teaching the Holocaust]]> 14/01/2015 – ]]> Teaching the Holocaust]]> 14/01/2015 :



Call in to this teachers’ evening, just before Holocaust Memorial Day, to ask the Learning Team any questions you may have and to see how bringing your students to the Jewish Museum can help build their knowledge and understanding. Discover the Holocaust learning programmes we have on offer and how we can support you to put the sensitive subject of the Holocaust into context.

In 2015 Holocaust Memorial Day marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

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<![CDATA[The Jewish Legends]]> 08/02/2015 – ]]> 08/02/2015 :



Aria Enterainment Presents

A celebration of some of the greatest Jewish performers in entertainment history.

Why did American Jews find such success in the world of entertainment? Because they arrived in America in the late nineteenth century with nothing but a gift to peddle. And what better to peddle than a song, a dance or a comic routine.

This show uniquely explores a century of song, dance and comedy with a nod to some legendary performers such as Streisand, Jolson, Midler, Sophie Tucker, Fanny Brice, Eddie Cantor and Groucho Marx. Song writers include Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.

Their songs, their lives, their stories.

Four singers and a full band.

Online booking only - click here to book

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<![CDATA[Witness the Witness - Vera and Avram Schaufeld]]> 08/03/2015 – ]]> 08/03/2015 :



To coincide with our exhibition on Jewish weddings and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of concentration camps, the Jewish Museum has invited Vera and Avram Schaufeld to speak.

Vera was brought over by Nicholas Winton on the Kindertransport while Avram survived the concentration camps. Unbeknown to Vera, her parents had given their wedding rings to Dutch friends, after the war had ended Vera was given back the rings and she and Avram decided to wear the bands when they got married.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and to reflect.

This event is suitable for families, but due to the sensitive topic we recommend children to be aged 10 and over. This is event is free with museum admission but places are limited and must be booked in advance.

To book a place to witness Vera and Avram’s talk please call 020 7284 7384 or email admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

View the full programme of events related to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

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<![CDATA[Teachers' Evening: <br>Shabbat Shalom]]> 12/03/2015 – ]]> Shabbat Shalom]]> 12/03/2015 :



Are you teaching the Jewish festival of Shabbat this year? Then come along to our teachers’ evening to learn about why Jewish people observe Shabbat, the Sabbath day. Find out how ancient laws are interpreted and applied to 21st century living. Taste the symbolic foods central to Friday night, the beginning of Shabbat. Included in this evening is the chance to visit the new temporary exhibition, For Richer, For Poorer: East End Weddings Unveiled.

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<![CDATA[Witness the Witness - Gerta Vrbova]]> 22/03/2015 – ]]> 22/03/2015 :



Details coming soon.

To book a place to witness Gerta’s talk please call 020 7284 7384 or email admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

View the full programme of events related to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

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<![CDATA[Witness the Witness - Eva Schloss]]> 12/04/2015 – ]]> 12/04/2015 :



Eva Schloss will speak about her story of survival and loss and focusing on the beautiful poems her brother left hidden under the floorboards before they were betrayed and arrested.

Eva and her mother were the only survivors of their family and Eva’s mother married Otto Frank making her Anne Frank’s posthumous step sister. This will be an opportunity to find out how broken families rebuilt their lives under extraordinary circumstances.

Eva has written many books about her and her family’s story which will be available in our bookshop. There will be a chance to ask questions and for reflections.

This talk is suitable for families but because of the sensitive topic we recommend children to be aged 10 and over. This is event is free with museum admission but places are limited and must be booked in advance.

To book a place to witness Eva’s talk please call 020 7284 7384 or email admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

View the full programme of events related to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

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