New Online Handbook Provenance Research

The new online Handbook On Judaica Provenance Research: Ceremonial Objects is now available through the Claims Conference. This publication by Julie-Marthe Cohen, Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek and Ruth Jolanda Weinberger covers research of two different categories: classical provenance research, which deals with tracing an object at hand to its original owner, and research which deals with establishing the location of a lost object. One can download the full handbook or individual sections from the website of the Claims Conference. The handbook consists of four parts:… | Read more »

CAJM Conference in Washington, DC

The Council of American Jewish Museums is hosting its annual conference in Washington, DC February 25-28, 2018. The theme for this year’s conference is “Responsibility and Empowerment: A Civic Role For Jewish Museums.” European colleagues are invited to join the communal conversation. For more information about the programme and how to register, please visit CAJM’s website.

January 22-23 the AEJM will organize the 2nd edition of Jewish Museums Today: a 2-day study visit to Warsaw that will focus on communication and marketing of exhibitions with sensitive content, using the exhibition Blood: Uniting & Dividing at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews as a case study. Various experts from POLIN will share and discuss their insights with the group. The programme will also include a visit to the new exhibition What We Were Unable to Shout Out to the World on… | Read more »

Call for Papers Conference: Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence  3-7 September 2018 Krakow, Poland  Over the centuries, cities across Europe and around the world have been impacted by their Jewish communities; as places of both presence and absence. The touristic presentation of Jewish heritage in many cities belies long and difficult histories but nevertheless recognition through the protection, conservation and interpretation of this heritage is of increasing importance. However, within their wider context of urban heritage, many sites and… | Read more »

Building from Ashes: Jews in Postwar Europe (1945-1950)  International conference 3. – 5. December, a cooperation between the Jewish Museum Frankfurt and the Simon Dubnow Institute Leipzig, the Seminar für Judaistik at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the Fritz Bauer Institute. Supported by the European Association for Jewish Studies, the Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung and the Nassauische Sparkasse. In the immediate postwar years, Europe faced the aftermath of genocide, extreme violence, and mass displacement that had produced millions of refugees, poverty… | Read more »