Manchester Jewish Museum


Artists in the Archives

Over summer 2020, we paired up some of our Artists’ Network to talk about how they re-imagine archives in their work. We invite you to watch these joyous, touching and intimate conversations (including dancing in the garden!)

July 2019

February 2020

April 2020

July 2020

November 2020



We have a growing community of artists, song-writers, textile enthusiasts, local residents and cultural and community partners.

Our song-writing group is for anyone interested in music. We write songs together inspired by the unique and yet universal stories of Jewish Mancunians in the museum’s collection.

Our textile group comprises women of all faiths and backgrounds. Currently midway through their newest project, the group are creating a large-scale textile piece to be hung in the new museum.

Our community groups are a great opportunity to meet other people to share stories and cultural traditions – and we are always looking for new members.


Artists in rehearsals readign scripts and playin gpiano, flute and clarinet

Our Artists’ Network is for anyone who uses Jewish themes in their arts practice or is interested in making work in archives and heritage settings.