Jewish Museum

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.


Poster boy's exhibition 'as good as we've put on'

September 11, 2014

Welcoming 130 guests to the opening of a major retrospective on the work of designer Abram Games at the Jewish Museum in Camden on Sunday, museum chair Lord Young said it was "as good an exhibition as we've put on".


Museum 'killer' extradited for trial in Belgium

By Michel Gurfinkiel, July 31, 2014

Mehdi Nemmouche, the French-Algerian jihadist believed to have shot dead four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24, was transferred to Belgium on Tuesday to stand trial, having been held in Paris for almost two months.

Nemmouche, 29, is thought to have fled to Amsterdam after the massacre. He was eventually arrested on May 30 on a bus in Marseilles.


Architects' Israel boycott 'short-sighted'

By Marcus Dysch, April 24, 2014

World-renowned architects have added to the condemnation of the British architectural group which has adopted an anti-Israel stance.

The Royal Institute of British Architects voted in favour of a motion last month which called for the suspension of Israeli counterparts from their international union until "illegal projects" in the West Bank cease.


Football exhibits strike a chord with Charlton

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 24, 2014

Manchester United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton opened the Four Four Jew football exhibition at Manchester Jewish Museum on Monday.

Sir Bobby told the 80 guests that it was a trip down memory lane in more ways than one as he had met his wife yards from the museum's Cheetham Hill Road site.

Previously shown at London's Jewish Museum, the Manchester version has a strong local focus.


Recalling the Great War effort

By Charlotte Oliver, March 24, 2014

London's Jewish Museum took supporters back 100 years on Tuesday night for the launch of its new exhibition, For King and Country, charting the Jewish experience during the First World War.

Decorated war veterans were among the guests who perused a wealth of exhibits reflecting the experience of the Jews who fought for Britain.

The evening began with a moving rendition of Onward, the officia


Irish Museum expansion to go ahead

By Rosa Doherty, January 17, 2014

The Irish Jewish museum, in Dublin is to go ahead with its £9 million expansion after an appeal against the plan failed.

An Bord Pleanala, the Irish body responsible for ruling in planning disputes, upheld the museum’s original planning permission, rejecting objections from residents who were concerned about its effect on the local neighbourhood.