The AEJM’s very first network meeting dealing with communications at Jewish museums in Europe took place in Amsterdam in February. The meeting, “Jewish Museums Today: Public & Space”, was a part of the AEJM’s new initiative to provide professional development opportunities beyond the existing programmes for educators and curators. 25 museum professionals from all over Europe attended the programme, which was hosted by the Jewish Cultural Quarter (JCK) in Amsterdam. The institutions represented at the meeting work with communications and… | Read more »

The Jewish Museum London received a hoax bomb threat and was evacuated on February 27th. Around 100 people were evacuated from the building, and the museum was soon able to resume its activities. Abigail Morris, the museum’s director, said: “We take the safety of our staff and visitors extremely seriously. At the time of the alert there were two school groups in the museum who were efficiently evacuated from the building. This incident underlines how vital our work is. We… | Read more »

A new Board Member will be elected at the Annual General Meeting of the AEJM in November 2017 in Toledo. In order to provide members with information in advance of the AGM, the Board requests that candidates who wish to stand for a position on the Board send their application by e-mail to Eva Koppen (aejm@aejm.org) in advance, at the latest by 1 September, 2017.A written statement indicating candidates’ relevant experience and how they feel they can contribute to the… | Read more »

The Augsburg Synagogue Turns 100

The Augsburg Synagogue was dedicated on April 4, 1917. Today the imposing structure bears witness to a hundred years of history, including beginnings and upheavals, expulsion and flight, and the repeated resurgence of hope. The architects, Dr. Heinrich Lömpel (1877–1951) and Fritz Landauer (1883–1968), designed the majestic building over one hundred years ago in the context of the Jewish Renaissance. The architecture unites ideas from classical antiquity, Art Nouveau and New Objectivity with Byzantine and Orientalizing elements. The Augsburg Synagogue… | Read more »

International museum professionals and architects are working on Museum of Seduva Jewish history, which will be using advanced technology to tell its visitors about the history and culture of Seduva and similar Litvak shtetls. According to the founder of Seduva Jewish Memorial Fund Sergey Kanovich, the museum will be completed and opened mid-2019. The Foundation plans to create a unique museum of Seduva Jewish history – “The Lost Shtetl”, situated next to the completely restored Jewish cemetery. “The Lost Shtetl”… | Read more »