Manchester Jewish Museum



2 July – 3 October 2021.
Admission tickets on sale late May.


Manchester Jewish Museum's Ladies Gallery


Included in general admission

The long waited, weighted, gathering

Manchester Jewish Museum is reopening this summer with a unique installation by Turner Prize-winning artist Laure Prouvost as part of Manchester International Festival 2021. ‘The long waited, weighted, gathering’ will run from 2 July to 18 October 2021 to all museum visitors with admission tickets going on sale in May.

Laure will transform The Ladies Gallery of our breath-taking 1874 synagogue into an immersive experience where the voices of the past will surround you. Using film, sound and textiles, Laure will transport you through the synagogue’s history, surrounded by the echoes of the lives that once resonated there.

Known across the art world for her sumptuous, immersive films and installations, Laure is adept at toying with expectations and offering playful new ways of viewing the world. Originally from France, Laure won the Turner Prize in 2013 and has created installations for the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and represented France at the Venice Biennale international art exhibition.

Laure will be working with our own women’s textile group to create new materials for the installation. Like the women who sat in The Ladies’ Gallery before, these women’s voices will be felt through the installation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the newly restored synagogue from a whole new perspective. All our visitors will have the opportunity to experience Laure’s installation as part of our general admission to the museum.

Manchester International Festival runs from 1 – 18 July and you can view their full programme at  

Co-Commissioned by Manchester Jewish Museum and Manchester International Festival.
Laure Prouvost, Studio Prouvost and Grandma’s friends.
Teri Romkey, hilly hills manager of the 4th floor.
Studio Prouvost, birds eye view floor managers and Manchester Jewish Museum’s Women’s Textiles Group.

Manchester Jewish Museum Ladies’ Gallery by Lee Baxter, courtesy of Manchester International Festival, 2021