The AEJM Conference 2018 The Politicisation of Museums. European Jewish Museums: Consequences and Responses will take place in Budapest from Sunday 18 until Tuesday 20 November. Join us at the Hungarian Jewish Museum & Archives for 3 days of talks, discussion and exchange! The programme of the 24th edition of our Conference will explore the politicization of Jewish museums in Europe. How are our museums affected by the current political climate(s) in Europe and how does it influence our work as museum professionals? In… | Read more »

The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center (Moscow) invites researchers in the field of history and culture of Jews in Russia to apply for a fellowship. Applicants with affiliations in research and educational centers outside Russia are invited to extend their practice in Moscow’s archives and libraries. Terms of the fellowship: • Amount of the grant: 100,000 rubles (about $1,500) per month for researchers without degree; 150,000 rubles (about $2,200) for researchers with academic degree; • Paid trip to Moscow and back;… | Read more »

The Jewish Museum in Oświęcim has just released a brand new version of its innovative app “Oshpitzin”. Visitors to the museum can take advantage of Beacon technology which features miniature Bluetooth sensors pointing to key artifacts and the stories behind them. The app features guides for the museum and the Jewish traces in the town. It is packed with cutting edge technologies, including Beacons for navigation in the museum, the Augmented Reality for mixing historical photographs with current camera views,… | Read more »

The Jewish Museum in Oświęcim has just published a book about the local Jewish cemetery which offers a glimpse into its history and current condition. The book is divided into four sections, each shedding light onto different aspects of the beit kvarot in the town of Oświęcim. In ‘History’, the museum’s chief curator Dr. Artur Szyndler elaborates on the origins of the current cemetery as well as its development, destruction during the Holocaust and postwar renovation projects by a handful… | Read more »

The AEJM Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to showcase your projects to Jewish museums and museum professionals across Europe. During the Project Slam session in Budapest, recent and upcoming special projects will be presented in short (10 min.) and discussed. Special projects? New core exhibitions; collaborative projects of different Jewish museums; educational or digital projects, marketing research, exhibitions etc, all with international appeal or dimensions etc. We invite our members to submit proposals for presentations. Deadline for proposals: October 1, 2018 … | Read more »