Building from Ashes: Jews in Postwar Europe (1945-1950) International conference 3. – 5. December, a cooperation between the Jewish Museum Frankfurt and the Simon Dubnow Institute Leipzig, the Seminar für Judaistik at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the Fritz Bauer Institute. Supported by the European Association for Jewish Studies, the Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung and the Nassauische Sparkasse. In the immediate postwar years, Europe faced the aftermath of genocide, extreme violence, and mass displacement that had produced millions of refugees, poverty and hunger. In the midst of this “savage continent” Jews found themselves in diverse situations, having endured varied wartime experiences: some had survived the ghettos and concentration camps, some were refugees returning from emigration or a harsh shelter in the Soviet Union, or from hiding places or partisan encampments, others entered central Europe as part of the Allied Military Forces. In the midst of ruins, poverty and destruction surviving Jews sought to find places… | Read more »
Conservation Secrets: the Search for Truth through Restoration and Rejuvenation Exhibition and Live-Restoration Exhibition Curator: Dr. Doron J. Lurie Assistant Curator: Rachel Berkovitz “Conservation… | Read more »
Joint Conference: ICAMT and ICMEMO 2017 October 14-18th in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. Memory Building: Engaging Society in Self-Reflective Museums The International Committee of Memorial… | Read more »
Jewish Heritage Tourism in the Digital Age October 23-25, 2017 // Venice, Italy Beit Venezia, Jewish Heritage Europe and the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe are organizing a conference… | Read more »
To mark the festival of Sukkot, our ground floor Welcome Gallery will become transformed into the site of a new Sukkah installation. The Sukkah will offer an immersive space for reflection on the universal theme of shelter as well as providing a sociable and inviting space. A new commission from the celebrated design team of Alan Farlie and Tom Piper, the Sukkah installation takes its inspiration from the work of Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. Ban’s experiments building with cardboard and paper tubes, have provided low cost, environmentally friendly shelters for those who have lost their homes to wars and natural disasters. The installation encourages visitors to consider the idea of the sukkah in the context of the today’s world, where millions are in need of shelter.