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Brit gets top role

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-12-12

Rickie Burman

Rickie Burman

The director of the Jewish Museum London has become the first British person to be elected as president of the Association of European Jewish Museums.

Rickie Burman, who has been involved with the central London museum for 23 years and is overseeing the development of a multi-million pound development of the new Jewish museum, is pleased to getting the new position which was voted by 50 members.

"I am delighted by the confidence shown in me by my European colleagues," she says. "I look forward to developing co-operation between Europe’s Jewish museums and promoting
Jewish history and culture as a positive source for inspiration and education in Europe’s increasingly diverse society."

The new Jewish museum is set to open in 2009 and is aiming to rival leading Jewish museums in New York and Berlin by having unique exhibitions as well as state of the art technology to engage with visitors.