Yen­tob hails mu­seum plan

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY LIFE - BY JODIE MABLIN

BBC CREATIVE di­rec­tor Alan Yen­tob thinks the Jewish Mu­seum has a hit on its hands with the £9 mil­lion de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme on its Cam­den Town site.

Mr Yen­tob, a pa­tron of the mu­seum, was present for the start of build­ing work on Mon­day, telling the JC: “The ex­pan­sion is a huge leap for­ward for the mu­seum.

“I think it’s go­ing to be great. [The re­open­ing] will be a big mo­ment for ev­ery­one in June 2009.”

The new build­ing will be triple the size of its pre­de­ces­sor, al­low­ing the col­lec­tions pre­vi­ously held at Cam­den and Finch­ley to be brought un­der one roof.

As well as the story of how Jews came to Bri­tain, per­ma­nent dis­plays and tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions will fo­cus on con­tem­po­rary Jewish life. Mul­ti­me­dia in­stal­la­tions, interactive dis­plays and im­proved ed­u­ca­tional fa­cil­i­ties will be ad­di­tional fea­tures.

PHOTO: VICKY AL­HAD­EFF

Spe­cial­ist pro­gram­ming: Alan Yen­tob and mu­seum di­rec­tor Rickie Bur­man tak­ing a site tour

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