Jewish Museum

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.


Museum's saturday opening

By Simon Rocker, April 14, 2011

London's Jewish Museum is making a pitch for more punters - by opening on Saturdays from the end of May. Director Rickie Burman believes the move will improve its outreach to the wider world. "If we are not open on Saturdays, a lot of people who could benefit from learning about Jewish life will not be able to visit us," she said.


Dublin museum's £9m facelift

By Carl Nelkin, February 3, 2011

The Irish Jewish Museum has launched an appeal for a £9 million expansion of its Walworth Road premises in Dublin.

An announcement about the revamp was made as the museum celebrated its 25th anniversary at the weekend with a concert for 400 guests by the Zimratya cantors choir from Jerusalem.

The project has the support of the Irish Office of Public Works, which has provided architect assistance for the plans being submitted to Dublin City Council.


Prince lifts the lid on museum's revamp

By Jessica Elgot, December 16, 2010

Prince Charles paid tribute to the "enormous contribution" of British Jewry at the "royal opening" of the Jewish Museum in Camden on Tuesday.

The prince – a patron of the museum since 2008 – was impressed by its £10 million refurbishment, which was completed in March.


'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.