Board & Staff

Board

In 2017 the AEJM Board consists of the following people:

  • Hanno Loewy
    President

    Director Jewish Museum Hohenems (AT)
    Scholar of literature and film, curator and writer, 1995-2000 founding director of the Fritz Bauer Institute in Frankfurt am Main, since January 2004 director of JM Hohenems.

  • Bernhard Purin
    Treasurer

    Director Jewish Museum Munich (DE) since 2003.
    Scholar of Cultural Anthropology and History, 1990–95 curator Jewish Museums in Hohenems and Vienna, 1996–2002 Director Jewish Museum of Franconia in Fuerth and Schnaittach.

  • Joanne Rosenthal
    Secretary

    Exhibitions and Projects Curator, Jewish Museum London (UK). At Jewish Museum London since 2009, formerly Programme Manager at Arts Council England, MA in Cultural Heritage Studies from University College London.

  • Łucja Koch
    Board Member

    Manager of the Department of Education at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews (PL)
    A sociologist, Łucja has been working at the Museum since 2009. She served first as the coordinator of the Polish Righteous – Recalling Forgotten History project and next as Project Programme Manager.

  • Christina Meri
    Board Member

    Curator of the Jewish Museum of Greece in Athens, MA in Jewish Studies and Art History. Christina has been working at the JMG since 2004 as curator of exhibits and collections.

Staff

  • Eva Koppen
    Managing Director

    MA in Cultural History and in Museum Studies from the University of Amsterdam. Since 2010 freelance project manager and organizer of museum projects and events (ProMu Cultural Projects). Eva is based in Amsterdam (NL) and has been working for the AEJM since 2011.

  • Anita Christensen
    Community Manager

    MA in Jewish Studies from University College London and MSt in Jewish-Christian Relations from University of Cambridge. Consultant and advisor for Jewish museums since 2012. Anita is currently based in Oslo (NO) and started working for the AEJM in 2016.

  • Nikki Boot
    Coordinator Jewish Museums Today

    BA in Cultural Anthropology and MA in Museum Studies. Freelance cultural producer and researcher since 2013.
    She has worked on projects for the Amsterdam 4th & 5th of May committee and the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, amongst others. Nikki is based in Amsterdam (NL) and started working for the AEJM in 2016.
    Photo: Jakub Hrab.

  • Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek
    Programme Director, AEJM Advanced Curatorial Education Programme (A-CEP)

    Studied Jewish Studies and Art History in Vienna and Tel Aviv; received her PHD from the University of Vienna. From 1993 until 2011, she was the chief curator of the Jewish Museum in Vienna. Since 2011 freelance curator, researcher, university lecturer and museum consultant, since 2012 in collaboration with Michaela Feurstein-Prasser (xhibit.at).

  • Michaela Feurstein-Prasser
    Programme Assistant, AEJM Advanced Curatorial Education Programme (A-CEP)

    Holds a diploma in French Studies and History and a PHD in History. From 1993 until 2011 working in the Jewish Museum Vienna as head of the education department, then as curator. Since 2011 freelance curator and cultural mediator in Vienna, since 2012 in collaboration with Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek (xhibit.at).