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Amy Winehouse: unseen photos go on show

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A new exhibition will pay tribute to Amy Winehouse with an unprecedented look at the late singer's personal belongings and previously unseen family photos.

Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait has been curated by the Jewish Museum in London's Camden and takes an intimate look at the star through the eyes of her brother Alex and sister-in-law Riva.

ABOVE: Amy Winehouse. Photographer unknown © The Winehouse family

They gave the museum access to some of Amy's most treasured belongings, including her guitar, record collection and iconic outfits such as the Luella Bartley dress she wore for her 2008 Glastonbury performance.

They also shared many unseen photographs of Amy’s family life, showing Friday night dinners, Alex’s bar mitzvah and vintage photographs of Amy's beloved grandmother Cynthia - who was often seen as the inspiration for Amy’s distinctive style.

ABOVE: Festival passes, various dates. © The Jewish Museum/The Winehouse family

Amy's battered suitcase crammed with photographs of friends and family will also go on display - the same case that Amy insisted her father come to look through with her a couple of days before her death in 2011, the last time he saw her.

Alex Winehouse said, "Amy was someone who was incredibly proud of her Jewish-London roots. Whereas other families would go to the seaside on a sunny day, we'd always go down to the East End. That was who we were, and what we were.

"We weren't religious, but we were traditional. I hope, in this most fitting of places, that the world gets to see this other side not just to Amy, but to our typical Jewish family."

ABOVE: A young Amy outside her Nan’s flat in Southgate. Photographer unknown © The Winehouse family

"It is fitting that the Jewish Museum in her beloved Camden Town should be the place to tell her story in the year that she would have celebrated her 30th birthday," Abigail Morris, CEO of the Jewish Museum, added. "We are very honoured that Alex and Riva chose the museum."

Amy died of alcohol poisoning aged 27 in July 2011.

Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait runs from 3 July – 15 September 2013. See the Jewish Museum for more information.

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