January 22-23 the AEJM will organize the 2nd edition of Jewish Museums Today: a 2-day study visit to Warsaw that will focus on communication and marketing of exhibitions with sensitive content, using the exhibition Blood: Uniting & Dividing at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews as a case study. Various experts from POLIN and the Jewish Museum London will share and discuss their insights with the group. The programme will also include a visit to the new exhibition What We Were Unable to Shout Out to the World on the Ringelblum Archive at the Jewish Historical Institute. Click here to read more and register.
The next Advanced Curatorial Education Programme will take place in Frankfurt, Germany (April 15-19, 2018). Click here to learn more and to register. The… | Read more »
Call for Papers Conference: Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence 3-7 September 2018 Krakow, Poland Over the centuries, cities across Europe and around the… | Read more »
Building from Ashes: Jews in Postwar Europe (1945-1950) International conference 3. – 5. December, a cooperation between the Jewish Museum Frankfurt and the Simon… | Read more »
Exhibition and Live-Restoration Exhibition Curator: Dr. Doron J. Lurie Assistant Curator: Rachel Berkovitz “Conservation Secrets” shines a spotlight on the long-standing connection to conservation at the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art. At one time home to a school and studio for wood conservation, the museum has often engaged with the ethical questions surrounding the restoration process. This exhibition examines some of these questions for the public, beginning with the ideas of truth and authenticity. Can authenticity be achieved when objects are removed from their original context or reconstructed in any way? Where is the line between interpretation and recreation? Examples pertaining to each of these questions and more fill the museum’s exhibition galleries. From Modigliani to the golden Menorah, Titus to Theodore Herzl, the discussion encompasses forgeries and amateur restorers as well. Alongside these questions are the people who contend with them every day for a living. The exhibition includes quotes and… | Read more »