The Jewish Museum (Camden)

Category: Museums and libraries

The Jewish Museum in the Camden Town district on the northern fringes of central London, England is one of two Jewish museums in London. It was founded in 1932 and was initially based in the Jewish communal headquarters in Bloomsbury. It moved to Camden Town in 1995. It is operated by the same charitable trust as the Jewish Museum (Finchley), in the north London suburbs.

The Camden Town museum claims to have one of the world’s finest collections of Jewish ceremonial art. It also has exhibitions recounting the history of Jewish life in England, supported by a diverse collection of objects. There are also collections of paintings prints and drawings, and an archive of photographs, which consists mainly of black and white photographs from the 1900s to the 1940s.


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