Manchester Jewish Museum

Northern Holocaust Education Group workshop



Learning Studio



Part of our Creative Activists 2023-24 project.

Join our Creative Activists and help us programme a museum open day for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, work with professional artists and develop creative skills.

This session will be the first of two creative workshops led by Caroline and Hannah from the Northern Holocaust Education Group. During this session Hannah will share some of her personal memories of her grandfather, Martin Wertheim, who survived the Holocaust. We will also look at people’s experiences during the Holocaust documented in the museum’s collection.

We will then work with Caroline to create artistic responses to these stories, and explore how art can help us express our thoughts in a sensitive and creative way.

Please bring along a photograph that has personal significance to you. This might link to your culture, your family, your friends, a particular place, anything that has a special meaning to you. We’ll be sharing a bit about the photographs we’ve chosen in a relaxed, friendly chat.

No artistic experience necessary. Just bring yourself and an open mind!


The project is aimed at anyone aged 18 to 25, who is interested in arts, activism and creating powerful acts of sharing and connection with local communities.

This meeting is part of our Creative Activists 2023-24 project. Don’t worry if you missed our previous meetings, we are still in very early stages and are doors are always open to new participants. Drinks and snacks will be provided. We use kosher approved suppliers, but please email if you have any dietary requirements or require supervised kosher food.

Our building includes step free access to the entrance via a ramp and accessible gender neutral toilets. The synagogue is also wheelchair accessible. Click HERE for more Access information. If you have any additional access needs, please e-mail in advance.

We are just a 15 minute walk from Victoria Station and Manchester’s Green Quarter. Click HERE for information on travelling to the museum.

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This session will be co-hosted by Manchester Jewish Museum's curator, Alex Cropper. Alex will share Holocaust stories from our collection, encouraging discussion and creative reflection. We will also talk about best practice regarding exhibition creation and representation of Holocaust histories in museums, which will help us shape next year's events. 
During this session we will be joined by Tommy Williams, Neighbourhood Community Development Officer in Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall and our museum's curator, Alex Cropper. Tommy will drop by to tell us about his role in the North Neighbourhood Team and give us an insight into the diversity in our local community. Alex will share Holocaust stories from our collection, prompting discussion and helping to shape the focus of next year’s events.