Blood has always been a powerful symbol through which we understand who we are. It is the vital life-giving fluid that we have in common. It carries oxygen throughout our bodies, nourishes and protects us, and helps us function. It is the substance that symbolizes our shared humanity. It is both life and death, sacred and profane, pure and impure. The exhibition presents a cultural history of Jews and blood, from the Bible to the present day. It asks a central question: how have Jews defined themselves through blood, and how have others defined them by blood?
The original exhibition "Blood: Uniting and Dividing" was created by the Jewish Museum London in cooperation with the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism - Brikbeck, University of London.
Partner: Institute of the History of Art of the Jagiellonian University of Kraków
This event is under the patronage of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.