Museum Exhibition 2012

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An exhibition based on the life of Professor Paul Jacobsthal, a Celtic archaeologist who fled Nazi Germany in 1936, put on by the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford. This exhibit will be hosted at The Gallery at Oxford’s Town Hall & Museum from January 15 – March 10, 2012

Explore Jacobsthal’s story from Germany to Oxford, through internment and the war.

Investigate life in Oxford as a refugee during World War II.

Learn about Celtic art, archaeology, and Jacobsthal’s life’s work.

The exhibit will feature:

  • Original letters, photographs, and drawings from the 1920s to the 1950s
  • Friends and enemies: who could Jacobsthal trust?
  • Oxford as a place of refuge: what was Oxford’s part in helping refugees to escape from Nazi Germany?
  • What was it like to be a German refugee in Oxford during and after the war?
  • A film screening: Refugee Voices
  • Oral histories – personal memories of Oxford, refugee life, and Jacobsthal.
  • Archaeology and politics – why was Celtic Art a dangerous topic to study?
The exhibition is a family friendly event, hosting a wide range of children’s activities, including:

  • World War II smells
  • Your history
  • Celtic art activities

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