Annual Conference 2012

The AEJM Annual Conference 2012 Change and Complexity: How Jewish Museums Remember and Reinvent Themselves will take place from 17 to 20 November in Vienna, Austria. The Conference will be hosted by the Jewish Museum Vienna. Delegates are also invited to participate in an optional excursion to Bratislava on November 21.

Preliminary Programme:
AEJM Conference Programme 2012

Due to high demand, we recommend you to register for the Conference as soon as possible and book accommodation as far in advance as possible.
Registration Form

Information on
accommodation in Vienna

Information on
Conference Travel Grants

Annual Conference 2011

The AEJM Annual Conference 2011 took place from 19 to 22 November 2011 in London, United Kingdom. As host of the 2011 Conference the Jewish Museum London organized a diverse and interesting programme on the theme Jewish Museums in Europe: Interpreting Collections, Engaging Audiences. The Programme included key note lectures 'Making an Exhibition of Themselves: the Conflicted Heritage of Jews in Britain' by Prof. David Cesarani (Royal Holloway University of London) and ' Why do Jewish Museums Matter? An International Perspective' by Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt, a plenary session on museum education, and various workshops.

Listen to Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett's keynote lecture Why do Jewish Museums Matter? online or read the full text online.

AEJM Conference Programme 2011

If you are interested in hosting a future Annual Conference of the AEJM, please, download and fill out the Future Conference Venues Application and forward it to the AEJM Project Coordinator Eva Koppen (


Annual Conference 2010

The AEJM conference took place from 20 to 23 November 2010 in Rome, Italy. The Jewish Museum of Rome had kindly offered to host the meeting and had prepared a rich and diverse programme (see the link below) that related to specific aspects of the local history and culture as well as to subjects of a European dimension.
AEJM Conference 2010 Final Programme

Annual Conference 2009

The AEJM Annual Conference of the Association of European Jewish Museums in 2009 took place in Athens, Greece, from November 21 to 24. The Conference was hosted by the Jewish Museum of Greece. The programme (see download below) gave participants insights into the local Jewish history and culture with a keynote lecture by Prof. Euridice Antzoulatou-Retsila, as well as visits to sights and exhibitions in and around Athens. The conference brought together museum professionals from all over Europe and included workshops, keynote lectures and panel discussions, on themes such as Building Bridges with other minorities and the wider community.
AEJM Conference 2009 Final Programme