Your Jewish Museum: Journeys
Jewish Museum London, Welcome Gallery
Tuesday 26 May – Friday 11 September 2015
Journeys was the Jewish Museum’s second installment in a series of three crowd-sourced exhibitions, collectively titled Your Jewish Museum. This exhibition explored the theme of journeys ranging from geographical migrations to spiritual and emotional transformations. The intimate testimonies that accompanied these objects were just as important as the pieces themselves. There was pain in some of these stories – born from the loss of homelands and loved ones – but there was also beauty and celebration.
London is a city full of immigrants, and always has been. During times of plague, only a steady stream of new arrivals kept the city growing. More recently, Jewish, Irish, Caribbean, Bengali, and Polish immigrants – among many others – have made modern London the diverse, creative place it is today. Whether visitors crossed time zones or underground zones to get to this exhibition, it always offered a place, above all, for sharing stories.