JEWISH MUSEUMS TODAY is a new initiative from the AEJM, aiming to provide its members professional with development opportunities beyond the existing programmes for educators and curators. The series of network meetings will offer in-depth research, exchange and discussion on current affairs in European Jewish museums.
The first edition, Public & Space, will take place in Amsterdam February 20-21, 2017.
Registration is now closed.
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European Jewish museums today are being confronted with particular and sometimes even disturbingly difficult challenges. The AEJM is ever more called to support its members and to reflect on the challenges its members are facing in an overcrowded landscape of activities that covers everything from the preservation and research of Jewish heritage in Europe to educational programmes in societies formed by migration, growing resentments and competing Diasporas.
The network has expressed a demand for more in-depth discussion of specific topics that are highly relevant for Jewish museums in Europe, but that are not covered by the current professional development programmes on offer. In the previous years some of these potential topics have been included in the Annual Conference programme and were well received by conference participants. The AEJM acknowledges that much more could be done to assist and supports its member in facing these challenges.
With the series JEWISH MUSEUMS TODAY the AEJM plans to provide its members professional development opportunities that offer in-depth research, exchange and discussion on current affairs in European Jewish museums. At the same time the AEJM would be able to reach out to professionals working at Jewish museums that usually do not attend AEJM activities but that could strongly benefit from custom-made professional development programmes.
Photo: Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam