Ben Uri is an art museum that explores the work of artists of Jewish descent alongside their peers and examines their artistic and social contribution to our national heritage. Our focus is on these classic and contemporary artists and on themes that impact everyone in our cosmopolitan and diverse society: art, identity and migration.
Our purpose is to engage the largest possible audience, drawn from the widest possible communities, in our exploration of Ben Uri’s artists – and to encourage others to explore their own identity and creativity.
We want everyone, from all communities in the UK and abroad, to explore the work, lives and contribution of British and European artists of Jewish descent alongside their national and international peer groups and from within the artistic and social context of our cultural heritage.
- Be known as ‘The Art Museum for Everyone’ with no ethnic, religious or other barriers to engagement
- Each migrant community feels ownership, kinship and belonging to the gallery and museum
- Make a real difference to people’s confidence and lives through engagement, creativity and wellbeing
- Celebrate and share the rich Jewish Experience in the visual arts with a diverse set of fellow émigré communities as partners
- Continue to enhance our world-class collection adding yet greater depth and range so it is seen and explored across all boundaries
- Ben Uri Museum of Art, Identity and Migration incorporating the Ben Uri Collection earns its place on the ‘must visit’ priority list in London
- c. 50,000 sq. ft. sustainable self-financing Museum with local, national and international visitor and community engagement at its heart
- Located within an easy short walk of a major National Gallery or Museum or within the centre of a major transport and cultural tourist hub
- Tell the story of migration to London from all the principal émigré communities and artists’ perspectives
- Be a catalyst for other great cities in the UK and abroad to similarly explore, embrace and celebrate different émigré cultures as equals within their own diverse societies
- Recognised as the best, most interesting and engaging art and migration museum in the world