Manchester Jewish Museum hosts a Museum Open Day later this month to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day.

The day-long programme, titled Reflections on Freedom, has been co-curated by The Creative Activists – a group of people aged 18-25, who are seeking to create powerful acts of sharing and connection with their local communities to help make a positive difference in the world.

Over the past few months, the group has been exploring stories in the museum’s collection, which are related to the Holocaust and displacement and responding creatively to the complex theme of “freedom”. The open day, taking place on Sun 28 Jan, presents a chance for them to share their work and talk to visitors about what they were doing throughout the project.

The Creative Activists have prepared a new temporary exhibition which explores stories of displacement, along with a packed programme of activities, including a zine-making workshop linked to this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day theme: the fragility of freedom.

Visitors will also get the opportunity to contribute to art installations and to visit the museum’s 1874 Spanish & Portuguese synagogue.

I Say British, You Say Jewish, The National Holocaust Centre and Museum’s touring exhibition, combining digital and physical displays in a mobile exhibition stand will be open next door to the venue. The exhibition traces historical and contemporary forms of antisemitism and prejudice, as well as exploring and celebrating diverse, contemporary Jewishness.

The stand will be open from Mon 22 Jan – Sun 28 Jan and can be enjoyed as part of museum admission.

Sun 28 Jan, Manchester Jewish Museum,
190 Cheetham Hill Rd, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 8LW
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Wed 17 Jan 2024