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New Online Handbook Provenance Researchfeatured

By AEJM / Eva Koppen on

The new online Handbook On Judaica Provenance Research: Ceremonial Objects is now available through the Claims Conference. This publication by Julie-Marthe Cohen, Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek and Ruth Jolanda Weinberger covers research of two different categories: classical provenance research, which deals with tracing an object at hand to its original owner, and research which deals with establishing the location of a lost object. One can download the full handbook or individual sections from the website of the Claims Conference. The handbook consists of four parts: The first part provides an overview of prewar Judaica and Jewish museum collections, an overview of Nazi agencies engaged in the looting of Jewish material culture, the looting of Judaica, the dispersion of the objects after World War II and, briefly, the nationalizations of Judaica before, during and after the war. The second part deals with the identification of Judaica objects and is intended especially for people who are not familiar with this kind… | Read more »

  1. AVGP open to Applications!

    By AEJM / Robbie Schweiger on

    Through the Advisory Visits Grant Programme (AVGP) the AEJM offers custom-made consultancy visits by museum experts to member institutions in need of expert advice… | Read more »

  2. Museum Education Network Meeting 2018 in Riga

    By AEJM / Robbie Schweiger on

    This spring (May 22-24), the AEJM initiates a study visit to Riga for its network of museum educators. The Riga study visit is open… | Read more »

  3. Second edition of Jewish Museums Today in Warsaw

    By AEJM / Eva Koppen on

    The second network meeting dealing with communications at Jewish museums in Europe took place in Warsaw in January. The exhibition Blood: Uniting & Dividing served… | Read more »

A Memory is a Memory is a Memory? Judaica from Kriegshaber Synagogue and the Surrounding Area

On display at Jewish Culture Museum Augsburg-Swabia
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Objects are in many ways bearers of memories and, as silent witnesses of different times in the past, they reference breaks in history’s continuity when their multiple facets are revealed. The twenty-three objects from Kriegshaber Synagogue, one of the two synagogue buildings in Augsburg that still exist, and the surrounding area, are also imbued with a variety of different memories. Scattered around the world during the Nazi era, exquisite Torah silverware, valuable synagogal textiles, rare manuscripts, and other Judaica have temporarily been brought back to their heimat for this cultural-historical exhibition that is to run for four months. Here, they are reminders of the religious, cultural, and economic importance of this former congregation on the outskirts of the city that extended well beyond the boundaries of the rural Jewish community. In addition, they also refer to the individual memories of their former owners or of their erstwhile users and ask questions about how best… | Read more »

  • drawing & prints
  • 19th century
  • religion
  • cultural history
  • heritage
  • judaica
  • community
  • manuscripts
  • holocaust
  • textiles & clothing
  • history
  1. A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew. Eran Shakine

    On display at Jewish Museum Munich
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    • painting
    • contemporary art
    • sculpture
    • art
    • religion
    • performance
  2. Say Shibboleth! On Visible and Invisible Borders

    On display at Jewish Museum Hohenems
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    • history
    • film/video
    • post war history
    • contemporary art
    • photography
    • holocaust