Designer Hanukkah menorahs  28 November 2012 until 27 January 2013

On loan from the Museo dei Lumi

Stefano della Porta, keramisch aardewerk en staal, 1999The Museo dei Lumi in Italy has a contemporary design collection of Hanukkah lamps, or menorahs, made between 1990 and 2009. This collection was an initiative of artist Antonio Recalcati, who asked designer friends of his - Jewish and non-Jewish, Italian and French - to come up with designs for menorahs.

The result was a collection of no fewer than 115 Hanukkah menorahs. A selection will be on show in the temporary display cases at the Jewish Historical Museum and the Portuguese Synagogue until 27 January 2013.

Lending institution: Museo Ebraico di Casale Monferrato: Museo dei Lumi / Jewish Museum of Casale Monferrato: Museum of Lights