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Ration book, Manchester Jewish Museum

While the museum is closed for refurbishment (reopening in 2021), a display of objects from their collection is going on display at their temporary home in Manchester Central Library. The pop-up museum features an ‘object selection machine’ designed by artist, Kirsty Harris, enabling visitors to interact with and explore the museum’s collection. Objects inside the machine will include a World War One policemen’s truncheon, a 19th-century muff maker and this 1940s ration book. As the owner was Jewish, the bacon section is cancelled out with a stamp indicating that he could get more cheese to replace his ration.