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'Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait' exhibition to open in Jewish museum in Camden

'Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait' shows many previously unseen pictures of the star. Photo:

Almost two years since the death of the singer Amy Winehouse an exhibition will open at London's Jewish Museum in Camden, just a short walk away from where the singer lived and died.

Her brother Alex wanted the world to know more of the private side of his famous little sister in the exhibition, called "Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait."

Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:

'Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait' shows many previously unseen pictures of the star.

Alex and his wife Riva collaborated with curator Liz Selby from the Jewish Museum, to create a show which includes the star's guitar, personal photographs, clothes, and record collection.

'Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait' shows many previously unseen pictures of the star.

Alex wrote many of the captions himself, revealing his own feelings towards his much-loved sister, along with his intimate knowledge of her and their family life together.

The last time Mitch Winehouse saw his daughter, they looked through this suitcase of photographs.

Included is a suitcase packed with family photographs, which the singer looked through with her father in her home just days before she died, aged 27. It was the last time her father saw her.

Many unseen photographs of Amy's family life are also on display, revealing her strong Jewish roots as well as her close family ties. Friday night dinners and Alex's Bar Mitzvah are captured.

Amy Winehouse's school uniform.

Winehouse achieved huge critical acclaim for her albums and live performances. Her worldwide success brought many awards including Grammys, BRIT and Ivor Novellos.

In 2011 Back to Black was the best-selling album in the United Kingdom in the 21st Century.

'Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait' shows many previously unseen pictures of the star.