BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. George Szirtes reads his award-winning memoir about his mother, and her hidden history. Tender and profoundly moving, it’s a life told backwards.
The Themerson Archive Catalogue, 3-vol. set edited by Jasia Reichardt and Nick Wadley, MIT Press
Kokoschka: The Untimely Modernist by Rüdiger Görner, Haus Publishing
When The World Was Ours by Liz Kessler
Survivors: Chlidren’s Lives after the Holocaust by Rebecca Clifford, Yale University Press
Inside Art: Ruth Borchard Collection
A new film about émigré art collector Ruth Borchard by Richard Shaw, first screened by Sky Arts and Freeview on 14 December, can be viewed here.
Music, Migration & Mobility: Conference Recording
The Legacy of Migrant Musicians from Nazi Europe in Britain
Recording of the online symposium co-hosted by the Royal College of Music & the Austrian Cultural Forum on Thursday, 3 December 2020. This recording will remain available until January 31, 2021.
The corresponding Symposium Programme is attached here (PDF).
Launch of the new Cosman Keller Art and Music Trust website
The Cosman Keller Art and Music Trust is very happy to announce the launch of its new website.
Refugees: Forced to Flee
A new exhibition has opened at IWM London, exploring a century of refugee experiences, from Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews and the Kindertransport, to the Calais Jungle and the treacherous Mediterranean crossings.
Laelia Goehr: Photographer
This website has been created by Julia Crockatt to share the photographs of her grandmother, Laelia Goehr, one of the many women photographers who came to the UK in the 1930s as a Jewish refugee from Germany. She took up photography seriously when she started war work in the 1940s and continued until the 1980s.
Many of her photographs have been seen and published, such as her well-known portrait of her mentor, Bill Brandt; others are in the family archive and have not been seen for many years, if ever. It has been a fascinating journey for Julia, piecing together the story of someone who was a refugee not once but twice over, who on arrival in the UK had to start again in a new place with yet another language, and who with determination and hard work became a successful and well published photographer.
Sanctuary and Exile Project