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Long & Kentish wins cash for London Jewish Museum

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The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has pledged over £4 million to help create a 'world-class' Jewish Museum in London.

Masterminded by Long & Kentish Architects, the project will see the existing museum in Albert Street, Camden, extended to include the collections currently housed at the Sternberg Centre in Finchley.

The new museum - which will be three times larger than the existing facilities - will boast a ground floor café, a children's area and a 100-seat auditorium. There will also be three additional permanent galleries - the Religion, History and Holocaust Education exhibitions - on the first floor.

Above them, new space will be dedicated to special exhibitions and a new education suite.

Carole Souter, director of the HLF, said: 'We're delighted this substantial grant will now enable the museum to create a fascinating and integrated venue in which to celebrate and learn about Jewish history, culture and religion.

'We were particularly impressed with the museum's commitment to attracting a diverse range of visitors from both London and much further afield.

She added: 'The capital has long been in need of a first-class museum which celebrates the Jewish community and we're confident that the Jewish Museum, with this support, will be able to provide just such a place.'

The grant is understood to be the largest single award ever donated to a Jewish communal organisation, however, the museum still needs another £4.4 million to get the project off the ground.

by Richard Waite

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