MEMBERS' LECTURE - SECRET HISTORIES: TALES OF CONCEALMENT AND DISCOVERY FROM THE JEWISH TREASURES IN THE ASHMOLEAN

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Wed 23 May, 4.30pm

Ashmolean Lecture Theatre

TICKETS: £20, booking essential.

MEMBERS ONLY

Some remarkable objects in the Ashmolean shed light on the long and turbulent history of the Jewish people, from ancient Mesopotamia to catastrophic Sachsenhausen. It was never intended that these objects, hidden in lakes, buried in tombs and sealed in caves, would ever be found. The people who made and used them were also often in hiding of one kind or another. Rebecca Abrams, described by Simon Schama as “the model of a learned story-teller”, explores themes of identity and belonging through the concealed histories of some of these Jewish treasures. Rebecca is the author of The Jewish Journey, recently published by the Ashmolean Museum. Drinks will be served after the lecture.

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