Jewish Museum

We must find a cure for our awful ‘edifice complex’

By Sharman Kadish, March 3, 2016

Unlike politicians and communal leaders, but in common with Jonathan Freedland's BBC Radio 4 Programme, people in the heritage business take "The Long View".


Museum benefits from a well-hidden story

By Josh Jackman, January 18, 2016

Helen Taichner hid from the Nazis for five months and 20 days in a three-foot wide coal cellar in Poland, sleeping on cardboard amid the smell of mice and the bucket she used as a toilet. But she survived and went on to settle in Manchester.


Museum gets major investment as chairman eyes change of location

By Sandy Rashty, November 5, 2015

London's Jewish Museum has received a multimillion-pound injection from a Jewish donor.

Chairman Lord Young revealed that the museum, in Camden, north London, had received several million pounds from the unnamed benefactor.

It is hoped the money will be used to boost interest in the museum from young people, through using technology and interactive displays.


Manchester museum to revamp thanks to Lottery

May 28, 2015

Manchester Jewish Museum has received a £426,900 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a major development project.


Paris mayor: Jewish life is vibrant here

By Nathan Jeffay, May 14, 2015

With her city's Jews still reeling after the Hyper Cacher supermarket murders in January, the Mayor of Paris gave an impassioned speech in Jerusalem this week on her determination to fight antisemitism.

Anne Hidalgo did not limit herself to general statements, but also addressed the thorny topic of whether opposition to Israel is sometimes used to obscure Jew-hatred.


Irish museum wins temporary reprieve

By Josh Jackman, May 7, 2015

Dublin's Irish Jewish Museum, which has been under threat of closure, has secured a stay of execution from the trust that owns its premises.


Love stories recounted as wedding exhibition opens

By Naomi Firsht, February 19, 2015

The opening of an exhibition on weddings at the Jewish Museum in Camden afforded those featured the chance to reminisce.

Museum volunteer Rose Bentley, 92, has been married to Gerard for over 70 years and the exhibition includes an audio account of how they got together.

"It is quite exciting really to hear it," she said, before retelling the story for the JC's benefit.

"I was 16 and my f


A story that will survive

December 11, 2014

The Chief Rabbi - together with Magda Veselska, from Prague's Jewish Museum and Ruth-Anne Lenga from the Institute of Education - launched a travelling exhibition based on the story of the Czech scrolls, at the Jewish Museum in Camden.

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis told the 80 guests at Sunday's launch that the scrolls "tell a story about persecution of Jewish communities.


Museums joining forces

By Rosa Doherty, November 6, 2014

Camden's Jewish Museum will integrate artefacts from the Jewish Military Museum into its permanent galleries from next spring following the closure of the military museum's Hendon premises.

Through a merger, the Jewish Museum will assume responsibility for the military museum's collection of 4,000 objects, plus its learning programme.


Jewish Museum in Brussels reopens - but few feel safe

By Shirli Sitbon, September 18, 2014

Around 300 people attended the emotional reopening of the Brussels Jewish Museum on Sunday, four months after a gunman shot dead two Israeli tourists and two members of staff inside the building.

Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo told those present that Belgium had redoubled its fight against terrorism since the attack.