Jewish Museum

A hit record of Amy’s earlier life and times

By Jennifer Lipman, July 4, 2013

In the two years since her premature death, interest in Amy Winehouse’s music and colourful life has hardly waned. A film is in the works. Her songs still receive plentiful airplay. And she continues to be cited as a cautionary tale on the perils of excess.


Prince staying as museum patron

April 29, 2013

The Prince of Wales has agreed to renew his position as patron of the Jewish Museum in Camden. He has been patron since 2008 and officially reopened the museum in 2010 after its substantial redevelopment.


Let's bring back Balkan glories

By Juliette Gerstein, November 12, 2012

Climbing the steps of the old, poorly maintained building, I was unsure what to expect from Belgrade’s Jewish museum.

Inside, the exhibits, while fascinating, had been unchanged for decades; this was not a museum set up to attract international tourists.


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.