The Jewish Museum London has secured funding for a new project to deliver a “new operating model” of community activities after its Camden site was sold earlier this year.
In June the museum put its Grade II Georgian town house location up for sale, in a move to release funds and find a venue with increased space.
The museum has secured £231,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the project, ‘Jewish Museum London on the Move’ which will include learning and collections programmes around the UK, and the loan of its collections.
The project runs from December 2023 to March 2025 and will see the museum’s learning programmes adapted for outreach in London Schools, along with virtual programming and broadcasts about Jewish Festivals.
The Museum is loaning collections to other heritage organisations, including tailoring objects for Fashion City Exhibition at the Museum of London, and objects relating to fundraising and accounting to the newly opened Faith Museum in Bishop Auckland.
Temporary displays planned as part of the project include Chanukah objects for Bradford synagogue, disability objects for the Jewish Deaf Association and a Celebration of Jewish Life at Swiss Cottage Library Gallery in March 2024.
Chair of Trustees, Nick Viner said: “The Trustees of Jewish Museum London are very grateful to The National Lottery Heritage Fund for this investment which will enable our ongoing transition towards a future museum.
“Jewish Museum London exists to celebrate the UK’s diverse Jewish community and heritage. Now more than ever we need to foster understanding between all cultures.”
Acting Director Sue Shave added: “Our visitor engagement from this broader presence will increase from 28,000 people a year coming to the Camden Museum to a potential audience of 155,000 people per year including schools and community groups, reaching people in different regions around the UK with physical and online collections for the first time.”