Our builders have made an astonishing discovery of a time capsule hidden in the historic synagogue’s walls.
The glass jar, complete with its wax seal intact, was discovered by a builder hidden deep in a wall cavern next to the Museum’s Ark (the holy cupboard which houses the Torah Scrolls). Filled with money, synagogue papers and newspapers, these original artefacts are dated from around the time when the synagogue was first founded in 1873.
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!)
Join musician Francesca Ter Berg and producer Laura Seddon, with special guests Carol Isaacs, Anna Lowenstein, Polina Shepherd and Ana Silvera, as together they explore transforming traditions and creating musical identities, accessing memory to imagine a future, caring for the stories we tell as well as for each other.
Chanukah Lewinsky is back in office. Host of queer, Jewish cabaret Homos and Houmous (think Julie Walters on speed), they’ll be beaming campy quiz rounds direct to your living room featuring stories from our collection you never thought you needed to know…