Our Grand Opening

After months of hard work, we are terribly excited to announce that our museum exhibition on Paul Jacobsthal opens this coming Sunday!

The exhibit will explore the life of Paul Jacobsthal by answering broader questions about the time in which he lived, such as:

  • How was archaeology hijacked by the Nazis, and why was Celtic Art a dangerous subject to study?
  • What was life like for refugees who fled the Continent and became British citizens?
  • What does it mean to be interned and treated as an enemy alien?

Featured in the exhibition are photographs taken from the archives of Paul Jacobsthal and O.G.S. Crawford; original letters, documents, and personal effects belonging to Jacobsthal; oral histories of refugees who came to Oxford during World War II; the film Continental Britons by Dr. Bea Lewkowicz; and hands-on children’s activities.

Installing exhibition documents

The exhibition is being hosted at The Gallery at the Museum of Oxford from January 15 until March 10 and is open to the public free of charge. A canteen will be open adjacent to the exhibit space selling refreshments, so warm up with a cup of tea with us!

None of this would be possible without the support of The Reva and David Logan Foundation, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and all of you who read our blog and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We can’t thank everyone enough for showing an interest in the stories from our archive, and we hope to see you all at the exhibit!

More information about the exhibit can be found here.

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