History events at the IHR

Changing interpretations of Jewish history and art in Anglo-Jewish museums

07 May 2014, 17:30 - 19:30

Event Type: Seminar


Dr Kathrin Pieren (Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton)


Museums set up by minority groups tend to target at least two broadly distinct segments of the population: the minority population itself, and a general audience.  This can lead to interpretive dilemmas and, at times, even to conflicting institutional purposes.  It also means that their interpretations are particularly sensitive barometers to study minority-majority relations.  Studying changes in interpretation therefore gives us an insight into social change all while sharpening our eyes with regards to the complex web of other factors that influence interpretation in these and other museums.  In my talk I will attempt to identify some of the main influences on the interpretation of Jewish history and art over a period of 100 years between social and cultural factors and transformations in the heritage sector and in historiography.

Venue:  Athlone Room, 102, Senate House, first floor

Venue: Room 102 (Senate House, first floor)

Senate House
Malet Street 
London WC1E 7HU 

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