Love & Legacy

Opened: 6 May 2018
Closed: 28 October 2018

Ten grandmothers. Countless stories.

Come and celebrate the fascinating diversity and complexity of the Jewish grandmother in our exuberant exhibition Love & Legacy.

Through commissioned portraits, interviews, treasured objects and emotional stories, we cherish and honour Jewish women, who not only nurture us, but shape and support our community.

Prepare to be dazzled by this moving, joyful and surprising exhibition, honouring our bubbes, nanas, mémés and savtas.

Image above: Photography by Elli Bardas of Barbara Ajzenberg, commissioned for Love & Legacy 2018


Part of the Multicultural Museums Victoria 'Grandmothers' project

Love & Legacy is one of five new exhibitions launching as part of the very first Multicultural Museums Victoria’s joint project – ‘Grandmothers’. Multicultural Museums Victoria (MMV) is an alliance of five ethnic museums in Melbourne – the Chinese Museum, Co.As.It Italian Historical Society & Museo Italiano, Hellenic Museum, Islamic Museum of Australia and Jewish Museum of Australia – all united by a common, underlying mission – to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of Victoria’s diverse cultural heritage. Multicultural Museums Victoria is proud to have Gandel Philanthropy, one of the largest private family foundations, coming on board as the Principal Partner, supporting the ‘Grandmothers’ Project exhibitions across all five museums.

Click here to find out more about the project, other exhibitions and joint programs.

Principal Partner – MMV Grandmothers Project

Principal Exhibition Supporters

Philip & Vivien Brass

Exhibition Supporters

Helen & Bori Liberman Family
Malka & Pinek Krystal Scholarship Fund
Nechama Werdiger & Family

Supporters Circles

For Love & Legacy, we have created an opportunity for grandmothers, grandchildren and anyone else who wishes to honour the role of grandmothers in their lives to support the exhibition collectively. Please click here to see a full list of members of all our Supporters Circles.