Council of American Jewish Museums Annual Conference March 19-21, 2017 Boston // Amherst Registrations are now open for the annual conference of the Council of American Jewish Museums. The conference will take place in Boston and Amherst, and this year’s theme is Transcending Boundaries: Redefining the Museum Experience. Participants will have a chance to visit a number of Jewish cultural institutions and engage in discussions on the future of Jewish museums. Click here to read more, to see the full programme and to register.
Jewish Museums Today: Public & Space February 20-21, 2017 Amsterdam JEWISH MUSEUMS TODAY: Public & Space is a two-day meeting that will focus on… | Read more »
January 16th – 18th, 2017 Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Adickesallee 1, 60322 Frankfurt am Main Ludwig Meidner (1884-1966) is an outstanding Expressionist and one of the… | Read more »
The Jerusalem Biennale will be held for the third time in various locations around the city center of Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Biennale is dedicated… | Read more »
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 »