By Jamie Wetherbe
2:40 PM EDT, July 2, 2013
Some of Amy Winehouse’s belongings – including clothing, fridge magnets, Suduko puzzles and school photos -- will go on display Wednesday at London's Jewish Museum.
Co-curated by her brother, Alex, and sister-in-law, Riva, “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait” will run through September.
Fans will be able to see the guitar Alex taught her to play on, her collection of records and books, as well as unseen photographs of family dinners and bar mitzvahs.
“Amy was someone who was incredibly proud of her Jewish London roots,” Alex Winehouse said in a statement. “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.”
The Winehouse family first approached the Camden-based museum to offer up one of the "Back to Black" singer's dresses, and the exhibit unfolded from there.
The show aims to look past the hype and headlines that followed the Grammy-winning singer, who died of a drug overdose at age 27.
Instead, the show will offer a once-private look at the child in North London who stole a Snoopy book from her brother and the woman who kept a tattered suitcase full of vintage photos of family, friends and her grandmother and style icon, Cynthia.
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