Annual Conference

AEJM Conferences are held in a different European venue on an annual basis to enable members to connect and learn more about each others collections, curaratorial and educational work. Each Conference also offers educational workshops. The  Annual General Meeting of the AEJM, which is attended by full and associate members also takes place at aour Annual Conference. Please download our conference materials for our programme and do not miss signing up for this year's conference!


Jerusalem 2015

The next edition of the AEJM Annual Conference will take place from 14 until 17 November 2015 at The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Please find more information in the preliminary Conference Programme. AEJM members are invited to register.


Warsaw 2014

The AEJM Annual Conference 2014 Approaches to Authenticity: the Virtual vs. the Material vs. the Recreated took place from 15 until 18 November in Warsaw, Poland and was hosted by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and co-organized by the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute. On 19 November delegates joined the optional excursion programme to Lodz, where they visited the Marek Edelman Center for Dialogie, the Jewish Cemetery, the Maurycy Gottlieb retrospective at the Herbst Palace, and Teresa Zarnower exhibition at the Muzeum Sztuki. 

Conference Programme 

Read the essay A Theater of History: 12 Principles by Core Exhibition Director Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, as published in Polish translatation, in the weekly Tygodnik Powszechny here. Also: an article by the Frankfurter Allgemeine, a blog post by Arnold M. Eisen, and an article by Roman Pawlowski in the Gazeta Wyborcza on the opening of the new Core Exhibition of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Munich - Hohenems 2013

The AEJM Annual Conference 2013 Where we are. Site, Space, Context took place from 16 until 19 November in Munich (De) and Hohenems (At), hosted by the Jewish Museum Munich and the Jewish Museum Hohenems. On 20 November delegates had the opportunity to participate in an optional excursion to Switzerland with visits to the Jewish Museum of Switzerland in Basel and a private collection in Zurich.

Conference Programme

Vienna 2012

The AEJM Annual Conference 2012 Change and Complexity: How Jewish Museums Remember and Reinvent Themselves took place from 17 to 20 November in Vienna, Austria. The Conference was hosted by the Jewish Museum Vienna.

Conference Programme

London 2011

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett's keynote lecture Why do Jewish museums matter. An international perspective. is now available online.