Friday, 13 February 2015

Written Record, Spoken Word Jewish community update

Work is progressing on our Written Record, Spoken Word Jewish project with the main emphasis at the moment being on finding material within the collections for the exhibition. 

Elspeth and Paul are busy searching through documents and photographs, scanning the most relevant to our exhibition themes, and writing captions to accompany them. 

Themes completed to date are: 
  • migration from Europe
  • arriving in Hull
  • political life 
  • leisure & culture.

Working closely with our graphic designer, Ian, we are learning new and innovative ways to present information that is both interesting and visually engaging. We are looking forward to seeing the first drafts.

With 17 Oral histories completed the work of transcribing them is well underway by our team of five dedicated volunteers. They too are learning about the culture and language of the Jewish community as well as the skills required to produce an accurate transcription.

Carol Tanner, 
Access & Collections Manager, Hull History Centre

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