rss en Content Curator <![CDATA[Curator's Talk - Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London]]> 01/06/2016 – Hear from the curator of our Dorothy Bohm exhibition]]> 01/06/2016 : Hear from the curator of our Dorothy Bohm exhibition



Discover more about Dorothy Bohm and her work from the the curator of Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London, Joanne Rosenthal.

Step back in time and discover the diversity of life in London throughout the swinging ‘60s through photographs focusing on its inhabitants from all walks of life, from young schoolchildren to market traders.

The talk is also being given on:

  • Wednesday 4 May, 2pm
  • Wednesday 6 July, 2pm
  • Wednesday 3 August, 2pm
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<![CDATA[Bespoke London: St James and Savile Row Walking Tour]]> 05/06/2016 – Walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 05/06/2016 : Walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Join Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky in a walking tour linked to our exhibition Moses, Mods and Mr Fish.

Journey from the historic gentlemen's shops of St James's, with the 'man who invented the suit' and the street of shirts to the sartorial elegance of Savile Row's bespoke tailoring including the birth of the Tuxedo, court livery and the author of the ABC of Men's Clothing.

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<![CDATA[Fashion Insiders: Panel Discussion]]> 07/06/2016 – Want to get ahead in the fashion industry? Hear from our panel of fashion insiders]]> 07/06/2016 : Want to get ahead in the fashion industry? Hear from our panel of fashion insiders



Want to get ahead in the fashion industry?

Hear from insiders about how to get into the industry as they dish the dirt on the latest trends styles and news.

On the panel:

  • Fashion editor and Disneyrollergirl blogger Navaz Batliwalla
    Navaz is a fashion editor and founder of Disneyrollergirl.net, the go-to resource for fashion and beauty industry insights, emerging trends and editorial shoots from an industry insider’s point of view
     
  • Moss Bros CEO Brian Brick
    Retail is in the blood of Brian Brick, the Chief Executive of Moss Bros - in 1985 he and his brother turned their father's menswear business, Brick's Manshops, into Suits You. He was appointed CEO of Moss Bros in 2009
     
  • Personal Shopper and Stylist Sarah Gilfillan
    Sarah Gilfillan founded Sartoria Lab to fill the gap in the market for Personal Shopping and Styling specifically for men. Sarah worked for many years in the fashion industry as a menswear photographic stylist, before setting up her Style Consultancy for men
     
  • DJ turned Satorial Designer David Newell 
    Trained and practiced in the discipline of Savile Row excellence for nearly 10 years, David Newell founded Soho-based Newell Bespoke and specialises in sartorial style and sharpness
     
  • The discussion will be chaired by Fashion Executive and Entrepreneur Maurice Helfgott (Oliver Sweeney, ex M&S).
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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Moses, Mods and Mr Fish]]> 13/06/2016 – Hear from the curator of our menswear exhibition]]> 13/06/2016 : Hear from the curator of our menswear exhibition



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Moses, Mods and Mr Fish: The Menswear Revolution with Miriam Phelan, who provided curatorial support for the exhibition.

Moses, Mods and Mr Fish tells the story of the men’s fashion and the emergence of the modern male wardrobe, taking the visitor on a journey from the tailoring workshops of the mid-19th century to the boutique revolution and mod culture of the Swinging ‘60s.

This talk is also being given at 2pm on:

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<![CDATA[Martin Norton Lecture - A Rothschild Renaissance: the Waddesdon Bequest]]> 15/06/2016 – Dr Dora Thornton introduces the new gallery at the British Museum]]> 15/06/2016 : Dr Dora Thornton introduces the new gallery at the British Museum



 Join  Dr Dora Thornton at the Jewish Museum as she discusses the Renaissance treasures collected by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild MP.

The Waddesdon Bequest is the name given by Baron Ferdinand to a collection of medieval and renaissance treasures which he bequeathed to the British Museum at his death in 1898.

As a collection, the Bequest presents a snapshot in the self-fashioning of a new European dynasty. It consists of exceptionally important medieval and Renaissance pieces, as well as a number of 19th-century fakes.

The rise of the Rothschilds from the Frankfurt Jewish quarter to become bankers to the world within two generations is one of the great rags to riches stories in Europe.

Dr Thornton will discuss this 'Rothschild Renaissance' as well as the making and meaning of the collection at the British Museum and how she reinterpreted it for the new gallery in the light of new research

Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

Image: Hippocamp Pendant. Enamelled gold jewel set with emeralds and pearls. Probably French, early 19th century. Bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

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21/04/2016]]>
<![CDATA[Dorothy Bohm: My Life and Work]]> 23/06/2016 – Photographer Dorothy Bohm in conversation with Amanda Hopkinson]]> 23/06/2016 : Photographer Dorothy Bohm in conversation with Amanda Hopkinson



Dorothy Bohm talks about her life and work in this conversation with Amanda Hopkinson, author of photography books, including two books with Bohm: Sixties London and her newest publication About Women.

Dorothy Bohm was born in East Prussia in 1924, and moved to Lithuania in 1932 with her family to escape the threat of Nazism. Bohm was sent by her parents to safety in Britain in 1939, armed with a Leica camera handed to her by her father at the very last moment. London has been her home since the 1950s.

Dorothy Bohm has worked as a photographer all around the world, capturing ordinary lives from Europe to the Americas to the Far East. She was closely involved with the founding of the Photographers’ Gallery in London in 1971 and was its Associate Director for fifteen years. She was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 2009.

Amanda Hopkinson is the author of a dozen books on photography and photographers, from a biography of Julia Margaret Cameron to the work of her mother, the Picture Post photographer, Gerti Deutsch. She is also a Professor of Literary Translation at City University, London, and has translated over thirty books.

This event accompanies the Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London exhibition, running from 28 April - 29 August 2016.

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<![CDATA[Codebreakers Family Activities Day]]> 26/06/2016 – Marking Armed Forces Day with special trails and activities for all the family]]> 26/06/2016 : Marking Armed Forces Day with special trails and activities for all the family



Explore the museum galleries with special family trails, use objects to crack codes and disguise yourself for a spy selfie.

Hear from Ruth Bourne, who worked at Bletchley Park on technology developed by Alan Turing, from 11 to 11.45am.

Suitable for children of all ages

This event is part of Armed Forces Day 2016.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk - Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London]]> 06/07/2016 – Hear from the curator of our Dorothy Bohm exhibition]]> 06/07/2016 : Hear from the curator of our Dorothy Bohm exhibition



Discover more about Dorothy Bohm and her work from the the curator of Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London, Joanne Rosenthal.

Step back in time and discover the diversity of life in London throughout the swinging ‘60s through photographs focusing on its inhabitants from all walks of life, from young schoolchildren to market traders.

The talk is also being given on:

  • Wednesday 4 May, 2pm
  • Wednesday 1 June, 2pm
  • Wednesday 3 August, 2pm
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<![CDATA[Teaching Judaism in the New Curriculum]]> 07/07/2016 – A one day seminar for teachers, trainee teachers & educational professionals]]> 07/07/2016 : A one day seminar for teachers, trainee teachers & educational professionals



A one day seminar for teachers, trainee teachers and educational professionals.

  • Participate in workshops exploring Torah, festivals and the Jewish life cycle relevant to curriculum changes.
  • Meet Orthodox and Reform Rabbis and hear how their beliefs shape their daily life.
  • Discover how to use the Jewish Museum London as an educational resource.
  • Explore how to use our online teachers’ resource ‘Objects in Focus’ and brainstorm together lesson plans for your classroom.
  • Discuss teaching Judaism in inter-faith context and interact with fellow teachers and educational professionals and share good practice.

The seminar includes entrance to the museum, lunch and a 10% discount in the museum shop!

Contact: learning@jewishmuseum.org.uk / 020 7284 7384

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<![CDATA[East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity]]> 07/07/2016 – A talk from internationally renowned human rights lawyer Philippe Sands]]> 07/07/2016 : A talk from internationally renowned human rights lawyer Philippe Sands



Internationally renowned human rights lawyer Philippe Sands shares a uniquely personal exploration of the origins of international law, centring on the Nuremberg Trials, the city of Lviv and a secret family history as explored in his highly acclaimed new book, EAST WEST STREET.

When human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, he began to uncover a series of extraordinary historical coincidences. It set him on a quest that would take him halfway around the world in an exploration of the origins of international law and the pursuit of his own secret family history, beginning and ending with the last day of the Nuremberg Trials.

Part historical detective story, part family history, part legal thriller, Philippe Sands guides us between past and present as several interconnected stories unfold in parallel. The first is the hidden story of two Nuremberg prosecutors who discover, only at the end of the trials, that the man they are prosecuting, once Hitler's personal lawyer, may be responsible for the murder of their entire families in Nazi-occupied Poland, in and around Lviv.

The two prosecutors, Hersch Lauterpacht and Rafael Lemkin, were remarkable men, whose efforts led to the inclusion of the terms 'crimes against humanity' and 'genocide' in the judgement at Nuremberg, with their different emphasis on the protection of individuals and groups. The defendant was no less compelling a character: Hans Frank, Hitler's personal lawyer, friend of Richard Strauss, collector of paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, and Governor-General of Nazi-occupied Poland.

A second strand is more personal, as Philippe Sands traces the events that overwhelmed his mother's family in Lviv and Vienna during the Second World War, and led his grandfather to leave his wife and daughter behind as war came to Europe.

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<![CDATA[Stamford Hill Walking Tour]]> 17/07/2016 – With Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 17/07/2016 : With Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky



Explore north Hackney's 'square mile of piety' in this walking tour by Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky. From its early days as a wealthy neighbourhood in the 1800s, Stamford Hill has since become multi-cultural but is known predominately for its ultra-orthodox Jewish community.

Discover the background to the various synagogues, schools and shops - past and present, and find out the difference between Bobover and Lubavitch, Kedassia and Beth Din and taste an authentic rugelach.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk - Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London]]> 03/08/2016 – Hear from the curator of our Dorothy Bohm exhibition]]> 03/08/2016 : Hear from the curator of our Dorothy Bohm exhibition



Discover more about Dorothy Bohm and her work from the the curator of Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London, Joanne Rosenthal.

Step back in time and discover the diversity of life in London throughout the swinging ‘60s through photographs focusing on its inhabitants from all walks of life, from young schoolchildren to market traders.

The talk is also being given on:

  • Wednesday 4 May, 2pm
  • Wednesday 1 June, 2pm
  • Wednesday 6 July, 2pm
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11/03/2016]]>
<![CDATA[Jewish Hampstead Walking Tour]]> 10/08/2016 – Mittel Europe in NW3: with exclusive visit to Belsize Square Synagogue]]> 10/08/2016 : Mittel Europe in NW3: with exclusive visit to Belsize Square Synagogue



This gentle stroll among the leafy streets of Swiss Cottage, led by Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolksy, uncovers many and varied 20th century Jewish connections.

From the German/Austrian emigres of the 1930s including Freud and his family to the Hampstead members of Bnai Brith's First Lodge and the Primrose Club, this tour also includes an exclusive visit to Belsize Square Synagogue to hear its very special history.

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<![CDATA[Clapton Walking Tour]]> 11/09/2016 – Back by popular demand!]]> 11/09/2016 : Back by popular demand!



Explore the delights of Clapton in this walking tour led by Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky.

Discover more about childhoods of Harold Pinter, Lords Levy and Sugar and Helen Shapiro, the memories of Lea Bridge Road synagogue and the close-knit Clapton Jewish community. Explore the neighbourhood of Springfield Park and learn more about the stylish young Marc Feld (Bolan) as well as the current fast growing ultra-orthodox community.

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<![CDATA[A Walk of Jewish Firsts: City of London Walking Tour]]> 06/11/2016 – With Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 06/11/2016 : With Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky



Set against the backdrop of the City of London we highlight the stories of Jewish Firsts, many of whom broke down the barriers of discrimination in Victorian England. We feature not only the first synagogues and the first Jewish MP but also a Lord Mayor, a Prime Minister and a Baronet.

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