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New Jewish museum to open in Lithuania

By AEJM / Anita Christensen on

International museum professionals and architects are working on Museum of Seduva Jewish history, which will be using advanced technology to tell its visitors about the history and culture of Seduva and similar Litvak shtetls. According to the founder of Seduva Jewish Memorial Fund Sergey Kanovich, the museum will be completed and opened mid-2019. The Foundation plans to create a unique museum of Seduva Jewish history – “The Lost Shtetl”, situated next to the completely restored Jewish cemetery. “The Lost Shtetl” project is unique on a European scale and is already included in the prestigious list of European memorial sites compiled by the Berlin Holocaust Memorial Information Center. The architectural solution of “The Lost Shtetl“ will be created by Finnish company “Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects”. This world renown architectural company is responsible for impressive museums worldwide, including the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. “The Lost Shtetl“ intends to become a center of… | Read more »

  1. Grant Programmes open for applications

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    The Rothschild Foundation welcomes applications for a range of grant programmes. Programmes include Archives and Libraries, Jewish Education, Academic Jewish Studies, and – most relevant… | Read more »

  2. Oshpitzin: the town known as Auschwitz on Google Cultural Institute

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    On January 27, marking both International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and Birkenau, the Auschwitz Jewish Center… | Read more »

  3. CAJM Conference in Boston and Amherst

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    Council of American Jewish Museums Annual Conference March 19-21, 2017 Boston // Amherst Registrations are now open for the annual conference of the Council… | Read more »

Odd. A glimpse into the collections—on the 25th anniversary of the Jewish Museum

On display at Jewish Museum Hohenems
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For the past 25 years, the Jewish Museum Hohenems has been collecting traces of Jewish history in Vorarlberg, Tyrol, and the greater Lake Constance area—hereby compiling a quintessential history of the Diaspora. Thousands of descendants of the Jewish families from Hohenems still feel a sense of connection to this place that is part of their own history while at the same time viewing themselves as citizens of the world. Thus, they provide the museum with critical impulses. Simultaneously, objects that find their way into the museum’s collection signify discontinued history. Be it that family traditions can no longer be passed on or objects have become homeless in the wake of changes in location and language, generational disruptions, and dispersal or else, traditions and continuities have been violently torn apart or destroyed. Some objects are loaded with contradicting interpretations, appropriations, and denials. They carry the traces of refusal and rejection such as the 1945 gravestone… | Read more »

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  1. From Italy to Jerusalem: Hanukkah Lamps from the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art

    On display at U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art
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    • cultural history
    • heritage
    • judaica
    • history
    • etnography
  2. Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal

    On display at Jewish Museum London
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    • art
    • decorative arts
    • contemporary art
  3. "Come My Beloved..." Illustrations for the Song of Songs

    On display at Jewish Museum in Prague
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    • art
    • religion
    • drawing & prints
    • painting
    • design
    • judaica
    • decorative arts
    • history
    • cultural history
    • 19th century
    • graphic design