Join us

The AEJM offers a large professional network of Jewish museums and collections in Europe. By joining the AEJM, you will acquire opportunities to network with representatives from other European Jewish museums and curators working with Jewish material culture. You will also benefit from opportunities for professional training and development of your staff through our seminars and grant programmes.

Benefits

  • Professional development programmes in the field of curatorial practice, museum education and communication
  • Advisory Visits Grant Programme for consultancy through expert visits
  • Annual Conference
  • Access to AEJM website, including professional online discussion forums
  • Promotion of member museums through the AEJM website
  • Opportunities to advertise traveling exhibitions and other cooperative museum projects
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Monthly e-news
  • Peer networking
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Voting privileges for Full Members at the Annual General Meeting

Membership Categories

Full Membership

In accordance with the AEJM Bylaws (Article 4), Full Members of the Association may be only legal entities established in Europe who operate a museum or a museum service focused on Jewish culture and/or history, with at least one professional whose primary task includes the acquisition, maintenance and exhibition to the public of objects owned or used by the museum or museum service. Full Members must fulfil the ICOM definition of a museum.

Full Members are entitled to attend AEJM activities, to apply for grant programmes and are granted access to members-only sections of the website. They are also eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting of the AEJM and to nominate staff members as Board Member. Depending on the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) of staff, Full Members are classified as small (1-5 FTE), medium (6-20 FTE), and large (>20 FTE).

Institutional Associate Membership

In accordance with the AEJM Bylaws (Article 4), Associate Members of the Association may be legal entities, including registered museums, who can make a substantive contribution to the activities of the museums and museum services focused on Jewish culture and/or history. In accordance with the Practical Standard Regulations (1.3) museums wishing to join the AEJM and to support the aims of the AEJM as Institutional Associate Member can apply for membership if they are either:

– a European museum with a collection or a department devoted to Judaica and Jewish history and with at least 1 full time staff member working with this collection or at this department
– a Jewish museum not based in Europe but with a particular and explicit relation to European Jewish culture and history and to Jewish museums in Europe
– a Jewish museum or museum service in Europe still in the course of establishment

Institutional Associate Members are entitled to attend AEJM activities, to apply for grant programmes and are granted access to members-only sections of the website. They may attend the Annual General Meeting and are authorized to address the AGM, but are not allowed to cast votes.

Individual Associate Membership

In accordance with the AEJM Bylaws (Article 4), Associate Members of the Association may be natural persons who can make a substantive contribution to the activities of the museums and museum services focused on Jewish culture and/or history. In accordance with the Practical Standard Regulations (1.3) individuals wishing to join the AEJM and to support the aims of the AEJM as Individual Associate Member can apply for membership if they are either:

– able to contribute to the activities of the AEJM with their expertise in the field of Judaica, Jewish history and culture, or museology
– working with an organization whose activities are strongly related to and supportive of the aims of the AEJM

Individual Associate Members are entitled to attend AEJM activities and are granted access to members-only sections of the website. They may attend the Annual General Meeting and are authorized to address the AGM, but are not allowed to cast votes.

Honorary Members

In accordance with the AEJM Practical Standard Regulations (1.5) candidates for Honorary Membership can be proposed by the Board only and should be approved by the Annual General Meeting in order to acknowledge significant merits with respect to the AEJM. Honorary Members have access to the AGM and are authorized to address the AGM. Honorary Members are not entitled to vote.

Application Procedure

Stage 1
Complete the registration form and send this form including other required documents to the AEJM. Applications are accepted between 1 January and 15 August.

Stage 2
After an assessment of the eligibility of your application, you will receive an update on the status of your application. Applying institutions will also receive an invitation to present itself at the Annual Conference. Participation in the Conference is required for both individuals and institutions applying for membership.

Stage 3
Membership applications will be considered at the Annual General Meeting of the Association of European Jewish Museums (held in November each year). Applicants will be notified of the assembly decision following the meeting.

A registration fee to cover the initial cost of funding the AEJM is due on entering the AEJM. The registration fee is 250 EUR for Full Members and 100 EUR for Associate Members.

Membership Application Forms