Wed 23 May, 4.30pm
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre
TICKETS: £20, booking essential.
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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