Jewish Museum London names reopening date

Camden museum will welcome back visitors on July 11 after successful online programme


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The Jewish Museum London will open to the public again on July 11 after a 15 month closure due to the pandemic.

The Camden museum has received two grants from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund totalling more than £295,000, which have helped it to reimagine the museum for a new era, with a focus on fresh types of learning experience.

Tickets can be pre-booked on the museum’s website and visitors will have the opportunity to help digitise the collection, see and handle objects, browse the library and explore community organisations over coffee and pastries.

During its closure, the museum has run a pioneering digital programme, including virtual talks, tours and classrooms that has reached around 130,000 people.

Interim director Frances Jeens said: “Our work is all about encounters between people and collections and after more than a year of highly successful digital engagement, it means the world to us that we can now create physical encounters once again.

“We’ve taken every precaution to ensure this is a safe environment for all generations to enjoy.”

Trustees’ chair Nick Viner added that “during closure, it has been an inspiration to see how an ever-growing audience engaged with the collection. Now we are delighted to be able to welcome visitors through our doors to explore the community’s heritage in person.”

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