'In the Red' stays open

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 11, 2010

Record visitors to an exhibition into the lives of Manchester's early Jewish refugees has forced the Manchester Jewish Museum to keep the exhibition open.

The "In The Red" exhibition has been retained until 28 November after nearly 6,000 visitors have flocked to the museum since the display opened in May. It peers into the struggles of Jewish asylum seekers and economic migrants who made their homes in the slum area known as Red Bank and was partnered with an exhibition at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry.

Jewish Museum curator Alexandra Grime said despite a broad spectrum of visitors "we wanted the Jewish community to come to see the exhibition to understand how this small area of housing contributed to the make up of the community that we know today."

Last updated: 9:53am, November 12 2010