For Richer For Poorer at Jewish Museum London

For Richer For Poorer : Weddings Unveiled
at The Jewish Museum London
Open Now

A lovely exhibition from The Jewish Museum looks at weddings within the immigrant Jewish community from the 1880s to the mid 20th century. Alongside wedding dresses, invitations and menus the Jewish Museum has drawn on its own amazing archive of vintage wedding photographs, particularly those taken by the East End wedding photographer Boris Bennett.

 Black and white studio portrait of Ronnie Wiseman on her wedding day to Joe Cookson, by the eminent studio photographer known as Boris who operated in London throughout the 1930s and 40s
Studio portrait of Ronnie Wiseman
on her wedding day to Joe Cookson, by Boris Bennett
For Richer, For Poorer looks at how the Jewish community celebrated marriage, highlighting both the importance of their old traditions and also how they absorbed new ones. And most interestingly, how Jewish weddings changed over the years from the end of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century – reflecting the huge social changes and the political turbulence of that period.
A fascinating exhibition and well worth a visit.
Open until 31st May 2015
Open:
Sunday to Thursday 10am – 5pm

Friday 10am – 2pm
Open on Bank Holidays but closed on Saturdays and Jewish festivals

Admission:
Adults: £7.50*
Concessions: £6.50*
Child (5-16): £3.50
Family ticket: £18 for two adults and up to four children
Museum Friends and Under 5s: Free
*Prices include voluntary donation for Gift Aid purposes.

Admission is free to the Welcome Gallery, museum shop and café.

Map of jewish museum londonFree entry for:
• National Art Pass holders
• Museums Association (MA) cardholders
• London Pass cardholders
• Carers

Jewish Museum London
Raymond Burton House
129-131 Albert Street
London NW1 7NB

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