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    Jews, money, myth

    Bale, Anthony and Volovici, M. and Feldman, David (2019) Jews, money, myth. [Show/Exhibition]

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    Jews, Money, Myth, a major new exhibition at Jewish Museum London, explores the role of money in Jewish life and its vexed place in relations between Jews and non-Jews, from the time of Jesus to the 21st century. It examines the origins of some of the longest running and deeply entrenched antisemitic stereotypes: the theological roots of the association of Jews with money; the myths and reality of the medieval Jewish moneylender; and the place of Jews – real and imagined – in commerce, capitalism and finance up to the present day. The exhibition has been developed jointly by the Jewish Museum and the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism. Anthony Bale, Professor of Medieval Studies, David Feldman, Professor of History and Director of the Pears Institute and Dr Marc Volovici, Pears Institute Early Career Fellow have acted as academic advisors for the exhibition, working closely alongside curator Joanne Rosenthal. Exhibition description (from the museum website): Jews. Money. What’s fact? What’s fiction? Jews, Money, Myth is a major exhibition exploring the role of money in Jewish life. Discover the ideas, myths and stereotypes that link Jews and money over the course of 2000 years. Artwork includes Rembrandt’s first masterpiece Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver and new commissions by Jeremy Deller and Doug Fishbone. This exhibition draws together art, film, literature and cultural ephemera from board games and cartoons to costumes and figurines. Follow the real and imagined stories of Jews – in finance, commerce and capitalism – up to the present day. The exhibition has been developed by the Jewish Museum London in collaboration with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism at Birkbeck, University of London.


    Item Type: Show/Exhibition
    Additional Information: Bale, Feldman, and Volovici were academic advisors for the exhibition and organisers of related events.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: The Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism
    Depositing User: Anthony Bale
    Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2023 10:47
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:46


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