The Association of European Jewish Museums aims to promote cooperation and communication between Jewish museums in Europe and to assist members in meeting the challenges facing Jewish museums today. It encourages the exchange of information and ideas among European Jewish museums, provides training and learning opportunities and promotes mutual support and cooperation in a wide range of areas.
The AEJM offers its members annual Advanced Curatorial Education Programmes (A-CEP), the Museum Education Seminar (MES) and various educational workshops at the Annual Conferences. Also, members benefit from curatorial expertise provided by AEJM members.
Museum Education Seminar
The Museum Education Seminar (before: ETP) focuses on key issues in the field of museum education for Jewish museums. The seminar focuses both on theory and practice of museum education. The four-day programme consists of hands-on workshops, discussion sessions, lectures and presentations of best practice methods. It also serves as a discussion platform for common challenges and experiences by offering participants the possibility to present new projects, the latest developments, and innovative ideas for museum education.
The next Museum Education Seminar will take place at the Vienna from 11 until 15 October 2015. The programme is organized in close cooperation with the education department of the hosting venue the Jewish Museum Vienna. A preliminary programme will be announced this spring. The MES is kindly sponsored by The David Berg Foundation, NY.
Advisory Visits Grant Programme
The Advisory Visits Grant Programme (AVGP) is developed to assist AEJM members in need of expert advise and training. The Programme offers AEJM members both professional and financial support for expert advice and in house-training in the field of collection management, permanent displays and museum education.
The AVGP is currently open for applications. AEJM Member Institutions (Full and Associate Members) are invited to submit their applications 1 April 2015 at the latest.