Staff & Board


  • Emile Schrijver

    Director Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam (NL) since 2015. Professor of Jewish Book History at the University of Amsterdam, curator of the private Braginsky collection, 1986-2015 curator of the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana.
    Photo: Monique Kooijmans

  • Christina Meri
    Board Member Curatorial

    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.

  • Łucja Koch
    Board Member Education

    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.

  • Bernhard Purin

    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.


  • 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.

  • Nikki Boot
    Coordinator Conference

    BA in Cultural Anthropology and MA in Museum Studies. Combines a job as curator at Amsterdam City Archives with freelance cultural projects. Nikki has worked on projects for the Amsterdam 4th & 5th of May committee and the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, amongst others. She is based in Amsterdam (NL) and started working for the AEJM in 2016.

    Photo: Jakub Hrab

  • Robbie Schweiger
    Communication Officer

    MA in Art History from the University of Amsterdam and in Russian & Eurasian Studies from Leiden University. Works as a freelance curator, researcher and filmmaker ( Robbie is based in Amsterdam (NL) and has been working for the AEJM since 2018.

  • 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 (

  • 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 (