The AEJM Conference 2017 will be hosted by the Sephardic Museum of Toledo, Spain, on 19-21 November. There will be an optional evening programme on 18 November and an optional excursion on 22 November. Click here to read about the programme, conference fees, and hotel discounts. Click here to register

A New Video on Jewish Venice

A short film about “The Jewish Court of Venice” by The U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art, Jerusalem, is available for viewing both in English and in Hebrew online at the National Portal of Museums in Israel. The video was produced by the Italian Jewish Museum and the Israeli Ministry of Culture as an introductory video for the exhibition “The Jewish Court of Venice” currently on view at the museum. Until now, it was available for viewing exclusively as… | Read more »

Monday, June 12 – Wednesday, June 14, 2017 University of Zurich The heterogeneity of Jewish communities through time and space is mirrored by the equally heterogeneous appearance of their religion-related material culture. This is due to the entanglements and interactions of Jewish with regional cultures, of context-specific religious content with general art and aesthetics, and to the varieties of Jewish life and customs in different socio-political settings. Jewish religious material culture thus not only reflects internal Jewish perspectives, but also… | Read more »

Nicos Stavroulakis 1932-2017

Nicos Stavroulakis, the co-founder and first director of the Jewish Museum of Greece, has passed away. The American Friends of the Jewish Museum of Greece write in statement: “Stavroulakis was exceptionally gifted in many ways and deeply motivated to make his contribution to a needed Greek Jewish revival after the devastation of WWII and of the Holocaust. He readily responded to a call to help towards the establishment of the Jewish Museum of Greece forty years ago. In those very early… | Read more »

The Advisory Visits Grant Programme (AVGP) is developed to assist AEJM members in need of expert advise and training, by offering them both professional and financial support for expert advice and in house-training. All AEJM member institutions can apply. The next deadline is June 15, 2017. The AVGP offers small grants to support member museums in need of consultancy. By this means, the AEJM is able to provide member institutions with expert advice and in house-training through the support of visits… | Read more »