Advanced Curatorial Education Programme 2018

Frankfurt, Germany
April 15-19, 2018

The next edition of the Advanced Curatorial Education Programme will take place in Frankfurt (DE) in April 2018. The programme will have a special focus on Judaica collections that were created in the second half of the 19th century and up until the 1930s as the result of a growing interest in arts and crafts on the one hand, and on the other hand because of the founding of Jewish museums or departments in municipal museums a new collection area (Judaica) came into being.

The Nauheim Collection at our hosting venue the Jewish Museum Frankfurt is an extraordinary large historical collection. It will form the starting point of our next curatorial seminar that will explore Judaica production from the late 19th and early 20th century and the formation of these historical collections.  

The A-CEP Frankfurt 2018 is open for staff members from AEJM member institutions who work with historical Judaica collections. Due to the limited number of available places for this edition (10), participants should motivate their participation by describing the relevance of the Frankfurt programme for their museum collection. If you’re not sure if your museum collection qualifies as an historical Judaica collection, please consult Eva Koppen before submitting your registration.

The programme will include:

  • workshop on Chanukka lamps from the Nauheim collection (brass and pewter objects), by Eva Atlan (Jewish Museum Frankfurt) and Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek
  • workshop on conservation issues of metal objects, by restaurator Roman Borkowski
  • workshop on Posen and Hanau objects, by Michal Friedlander (Jewish Museum Berlin)
  • study visit to the Weygang Museum in Öhringen
  • reflection and discussion on how to deal with (historical) fakes and forgeries
  • presentations by participants
  • curatorial tour of the Museum Judengasse
  • visit to the Großmarkthalle Memorial at the European Central Bank
  • visit to the Börneplatz memorial and the Jewish cemetery Battonstrasse

The seminar will start on Sunday morning (10:00) and will finish on Thursday afternoon (16:00). Participants are required to attend the full programme – registrations from delegates who can only partially participate will not be accepted.

Registration is now closed. Please contact for information about the recommended hotel and booking code.

Delegates from member institutions with smaller financial means can apply for a Travel Grant. Please note that only member institutions that have paid the 2018 membership fee and that do not have sufficient funding to send one (1) participant to the A-CEP are eligible for a Travel Grant. If you are interested in applying for a Travel Grant on behalf of your institution, please include an estimation of travel costs on the registration form.

The Advanced Curatorial Education Programme is a joint project of the AEJM and the Jewish Museum Berlin and is kindly supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.



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