Food Intervention Commission

For the next few months, Manchester Jewish Museum is working in collaboration with artist Leo Burtin to develop a participatory programme of activity related to food. Using diverse examples of Jewish food as a starting point, we will explore cultural food connections related to the theme of belonging. Food will be considered as a traveller and migrant in terms of … Read More

Composer wanted!

Manchester Jewish Museum (MJM) is temporarily re-locating to Manchester Central Library while a major redevelopment project takes place. During this phase we are looking for a composer/sound artist to help us develop a 1-year participatory programming strand. The Music strand is an opportunity to work in collaboration with singer Peter Brathwaite (who is originally from Cheetham Hill) to explore different … Read More

MJM Construction Project – Contract Notice

We are now seeking to appoint a main contractor experienced in managing specialist subcontractors, working on historic buildings, working with complex building solutions and evidence of producing high quality finishes/product. The appointed contractor is to be selected using a two stage process. The initial pre-qualification questionnaire is being tendered using the online procurement system via my tenders www.mytenders.org. Further PQQ … Read More

Storytellers Wanted!

We’re currently putting together a crack team of volunteers to work with us on our two year ‘Wandering Jewish Museum’ project in the run up to the opening of our new museum in 2020. If you’re someone who loves sharing stories and isn’t afraid to try new things, we want to hear from you. ‘Wandering Jewish Museum’ volunteers will get … Read More

‘Festival of Leaving’ announced ahead of temporary move to Central Library

Today we’re announcing the ‘Festival of Leaving’ – a two-week arts festival in November about leaving, loss and legacy. The festival comes a few months before we temporarily leave our historic synagogue and move into Central Library to allow for the construction of our new museum. To mark this occasion we will host a diverse programme of installations and live … Read More

Recruiting – Capital Project Manager

We’re now looking for an experienced Capital Project Manager to manage all aspects of our building works programme. The Capital Project Manager will have overall responsibility for managing the capital works programme, ensuring the design team and contractors meet all set deadlines within agreed budgets. Reporting directly to the Project Sponsor, the Capital Project Manager will chair regular project meetings … Read More

Lottery to Fund New Museum

Today we’re thrilled to announce we have received a £2.89m National Lottery grant. This money will go towards an ambitious £5m development project that will see our museum double in size, with new galleries, learning spaces, shop and café built in an extension alongside our existing historic building. Our Grade II* listed synagogue, meanwhile, will be repaired and restored. Planning permission for the … Read More

Funding Appeal Launch

We are now asking for pledges of support to help us raise the remaining match funding for our development project. The first phase of the project is now almost complete thanks to a £426,900 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). In June we will be requesting a second grant from HLF for almost £3million, covering the majority of project … Read More

Award-Winning Design Team Appointed

Award-Winning Design Team to work on New Museum The museum has appointed Citizens Design Bureau (CDB) as the architects for its major development project. The lead architect will be CDB founder, Katy Marks, who was a Project Architect for the Stirling Prize winning ‘Liverpool Everyman Theatre’ and was recently nominated as emerging Woman Architect of the Year 2015. Working alongside … Read More