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Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton in partnership with the Jewish Museum London

2nd International Workshop on Jewish Heritage, 2019 ‘Museums and their Communities’

 Jewish Museum London, Monday and Tuesday, 24-25 June 2019

Draft Programme


Sunday, 23 June 2019

18.30               Welcome and drinks for speakers and participants at [place TBC]

19.30               Dinner at participants’ own expense in Belsize Park


Monday, 24 June 2019

11am              Welcome by Abigail Morris, Director of the Jewish Museum London, and Professor Tony Kushner and Dr Kathrin Pieren, organisers of the conference

11.15              Museums for 21st century audiences

  Leontine Meijer van Mensch, Director of the State Ethnographic Collections of Saxony, Dresden

12.15              Engaging artists and residents of Muranow, the area of the former Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw

  Eva Chomicka, Manager of Museum Practices Lab, POLIN Museum for the History of Polish Jews

12.45              Participatory exhibitions at the Migration Museum

  Sue McAlpine, Freelance Curator, Migration Museum, London

13.30              Lunch

14.15              Roundtable on Navigating communities: community consultation and public responses

  Alexandra Cropper, Curator, Manchester Jewish Museum (on museum redevelopment)

  Hannah Talbot, Head of Marketing, Communications and PR, Jewish Museum London (on the development of the ‘Jews, Money, Myth’ exhibition)

  Liz Stewart, Curator of Archaeology and the Historic Environment, Museum of Liverpool (on Galkoff’s and Secret Life of Pembroke Place project)

15.15              Coffee break

15.45              Project showcase by participants

17.00              Leave the Jewish Museum

17.30              Tour of the Jewish East End led by Dr Nadia Valman

19.45              Conference dinner


Tuesday, 25 June 2019

8.45                Tours of the temporary exhibition ‘Jews, Money, Myth’ and of the permanent displays

  JML curatorial team

9.45               Working with Jewish and non-Jewish Schools and community groups

  JML learning team

11.15              Coffee break

11.45              Making museums with communities in conflict

  Prof Elizabeth Crooke, Professor of Museum and Heritage Studies, Ulster University

12.45              Navigating purpose, people and places at the Oslo Jewish Museum            

  Mats Tangestuen, Academic Director, Oslo Jewish Museum

13.30              Lunch

14.15              Participant project presentations

15.15              Coffee break

15.45              Money talks: Roundtable discussion on sponsorship and programming

  Abigail Morris, Director, Jewish Museum London

  Prof Tony Kushner, Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton

  Third speaker TBC

16.45             Final discussion and look forward

17.00             Conference closure