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POSTPONED – At Home in Britain? Jewish Country Houses, Collections and National Memory

Part of Birkbeck Arts Week 2020 - Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in collaboration with Birkbeck School of Arts

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19th May, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL
Professor Abigail Green, University of Oxford, Dr Thomas Stammers, Durham University

Country houses are powerful symbols of national identity, evoking the glamorous world of the landowning aristocracy and its feudal origins. By contrast, the country houses of the Jewish elite that were once ubiquitous across Europe have largely faded from national memory. What do the fate of these houses and the extraordinary art collections that once embellished them tell us about the changing place of Jews and Jewishness in Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries?

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