Nearly 50 delegates have already signed up for the AEJM Annual Conference, which will take place in Toledo, Spain in November. The tentative programme is available here, and promises a varied range of interesting lectures, tours, workshops and discussion groups. We are happy to announce the two keynote speakers, who will each share their perspectives on the conference theme “The Absence of Things”. Elma Hašimbegović, the director of the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will address the topic in conversation… | Read more »
NEMO’s 25th Annual Conference: “Open Heart Surgery – The Value of Museum Collections” | 9-12 November 2017| Ghent, Belgium Collections are at the heart of museums. As their core and basis, the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) wants to take an open look at how museums operate with their collections nowadays. How do museums make their heart beat, how is it connected to other organs in the museum-body, to communities and to society? NEMO will examine this question together… | Read more »
The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe welcomes applications for a range of grant programmes. Programmes include Archives and Libraries, Jewish Education, Academic Jewish Studies, and – most relevant to AEJM members – Museums. The Museums Programme is now open for applications. The closing date for submitting an application is July 26, 2017. Read more and apply here. If you have any queries concerning the Museums Grant Programme, please contact Dr Brigitte Sion.
Monday, June 12 – Wednesday, June 14, 2017 University of Zurich The heterogeneity of Jewish communities through time and space is mirrored by the equally heterogeneous appearance of their religion-related material culture. This is due to the entanglements and interactions of Jewish with regional cultures, of context-specific religious content with general art and aesthetics, and to the varieties of Jewish life and customs in different socio-political settings. Jewish religious material culture thus not only reflects internal Jewish perspectives, but also… | Read more »
Nicos Stavroulakis, the co-founder and first director of the Jewish Museum of Greece, has passed away. The American Friends of the Jewish Museum of Greece write in statement: “Stavroulakis was exceptionally gifted in many ways and deeply motivated to make his contribution to a needed Greek Jewish revival after the devastation of WWII and of the Holocaust. He readily responded to a call to help towards the establishment of the Jewish Museum of Greece forty years ago. In those very early… | Read more »