Curatorial Consultancy


Advisory Visits Grant Programme

The Advisory Visits Grant Programme (AVGP) is developed to assist AEJM members in need of consultancy by museum experts. The AVGP offers small grants to support member museums in need of consultancy on specific key-issues for Jewish museums. By this means, the AEJM is able to provide its member institutions with expert advice and in house-training through the support of visits by museum experts to its grantees. Applications must be in line with all eligibility criteria.

The programme is currently closed. In 2018 the next call for applications will be published.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be AEJM member institutions

What is eligible?

Applications in the field of curatorial work are welcome in the following categories:


1. Collection Management

To preserve, document, interpret and display European Jewish material culture is one of the objectives of the AEJM. Assistance in the preservation of this heritage for future generations plays a key role. The AEJM is open to receiving applications with a primary focus on the identification, preservation, conservation and interpretation of Judaica or other items relating to Jewish life and history. This concerns the research on individual objects and/or groups of objects, or the improvement of preservation and conservation programmes. In addition, applications relating to the improvement of accessibility of museum collections, such as inventories, cataloguing, and digitization programmes that aim at long-term sustainability will be taken in consideration for grants.

2. Permanent Displays

Applications for small grants for advisory visits relating to the development of exhibition concepts for the permanent display of the museum collections may also be considered. This may concern the content and technical/practical aspects of such displays, such as conservation issues in preparing permanent displays.

What we don’t fund

– The purchase of supplies and equipment
– The development of temporary or travelling exhibition concepts
– Site visits by staff members of the applying institution

How to apply

Download and complete the AVGP application form. Applications should be submitted as a word doc and by email before June 15, 2017.

For all questions about the Advisory Visits Grant Programme and the eligibility of your institution or application, please contact AVGP coordinator Nikki Boot:

How we assess the application

After the AEJM has received your application, the AEJM Board will evaluate the application. As part of the assessment process, the AEJM will consult experts familiar with the applicant and references listed by the applicant.

Applications will be assessed according to their contribution to the long-term sustainability of the applying institution and its holdings.

After the assessment the applicant will be informed about the outcome, within two months after the application deadline.

AVGP 2017 downloads