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AEJM’s first communications network meetingfeatured

By AEJM / Anita Christensen on

The AEJM’s very first network meeting dealing with communications at Jewish museums in Europe took place in Amsterdam in February. The meeting, “Jewish Museums Today: Public & Space”, was a part of the AEJM’s new initiative to provide professional development opportunities beyond the existing programmes for educators and curators. 25 museum professionals from all over Europe attended the programme, which was hosted by the Jewish Cultural Quarter (JCK) in Amsterdam. The institutions represented at the meeting work with communications and marketing in very different ways – some have large communications departments, whereas others have no full time staff in this area. social media campaign to unexpected pop-up events to travelling museum to media coverage Those who arrived on Sunday were given a tour of the Jewish Cultural Quarter, which includes the Jewish Historical Museum, the JHM Children’s Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, the National Holocaust Memorial Hollandsche Schouwburg and the new National Holocaust Museum. The… | Read more »

  1. Bomb threat at Jewish Museum London

    By AEJM / Anita Christensen on

    The Jewish Museum London received a hoax bomb threat and was evacuated on February 27th. Around 100 people were evacuated from the building, and… | Read more »

  2. AEJM Board vacancy

    By AEJM / Anita Christensen on

    A new Board Member will be elected at the Annual General Meeting of the AEJM in November 2017 in Toledo. In order to provide… | Read more »

  3. The Augsburg Synagogue Turns 100

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    The Augsburg Synagogue was dedicated on April 4, 1917. Today the imposing structure bears witness to a hundred years of history, including beginnings and… | Read more »

Jukebox, jewkbox! A Jewish Century on Shellac and Vinyl

On display at POLIN Museum of the History of the Polish Jews

This fascinating exhibition dedicated to the history of popular music was produced by the Jüdisches Museum Hohenems in Austria. It has already been presented at the Jüdisches Museum Munich and the Jewish Museum in London and has recently opened in Warsaw. The exhibition shows how the 20th century Jewish experience found its expression on records – from the introduction of synagogue music to middle-class Jewish homes to the reinvention of Jewish folk and klezmer music; from the journey of Yiddish theater songs to the stages of Broadway, and to the rebels of punk. It tells the story of shellac and vinyl as a history of Jewish inventors, entrepreneurs, music producers, musicians, composers, and songwriters. Their music – the sound of the 20th century and its best-known songs, musicals and soundtracks – was not always a “Jewish“ music, but nonetheless it constituted a product of the Jewish experience. The exhibition at POLIN Museum of the… | Read more »

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    On display at U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art
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