Jewish Museum

Burman leaves museum after long-running show

October 18, 2012

Jewish Museum director Rickie Burman leaves today after 28 years with the organisation to take up a post in the National Gallery’s development department.


Alex Kingston discovers her Jewish background

By Marcus Dysch, September 20, 2012

ER and Dr Who actress Alex Kingston has “embraced her inner Jew” after tracing her family’s Jewish heritage in the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? genealogy series, screened on Wednesday.

The experience included the revelation that her Jewish great-great-grandmother had run a brothel.


London Jewish Museum wins Sandford Award

July 26, 2012

London’s Jewish Museum has received the Sandford Award for Education, run by the Heritage Education Trust and recognising excellence in educational services.


Manchester leaders get royal date

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 29, 2012

Manchester Jewish communal personalities were guests at a royal lunch during the Queen's visit to the city on her diamond jubilee tour.

In addition to Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein, diners included Jeremy Myers, who has championed pride in the city since organising a major clean-up following last summer's riots.


Museum suspends Shabbat opening

By Jessica Elgot, January 5, 2012

The Jewish Museum has had a change of heart on Saturday opening and will be closed on Shabbat from this week.

In May, curator Rickie Burman said Saturday opening was geared to attracting non-Jewish visitors as part of the museum's brief to further interfaith understanding.


TV film didn't get picture

By Jennifer Lipman, December 1, 2011

A TV production company has apologised "unequivocally" to the Jewish Museum and television viewers over footage used in last Friday's Heir Hunters programme on BBC1.

Researchers for the programme, trying to track down the relatives of a man called David Bernstein, interviewed the director of the Jewish Museum, Rickie Burman, in September this year.


Arsonist fails to shut museum

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 17, 2011

An arson attack on a telephone pole has left Manchester Jewish Museum using Twitter and staff's personal mobile phones to tell visitors that it is open.

The vandalism, which happened last Wednesday, means that email and telephone communications are down until engineers can install a new pole next week.


Ukraine launches two museums

October 6, 2011

Two new Jewish museums are planned in Kiev, Ukraine. Jewish leaders in Ukraine announced last week that they hoped to begin construction in September next year, in addition to the several Jewish museums that already exist in the country.


£20K Shoah grant

June 10, 2011

A Lottery-funded arts project to document Holocaust survivors in Salford is seeking some 50 volunteers to help archive their stories.

The project, by Charedi artist Chava Rosenzweig, has won £20,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to document the lives of residents of Salford's Orthodox Beenstock Care Home.


Jewish museum to open Saturdays

By Simon Rocker, May 5, 2011

The Jewish Museum in London's decision to open on Saturdays from the end of this month could set a precedent for other Jewish cultural institutions.

The museum, which reopened last year in expanded premises in Camden, hopes to attract more non-Jewish visitors on Saturday as part of its brief to further interfaith understanding.