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Jewish Museum Berlin appoints Hetty Berg as new directorfeatured

By AEJM / Robbie Schweiger on

Our warmest congratulations to Dutch curator and museum manager Hetty Berg, who has been appointed the new Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin. Berg, currently the chief curator and museum manager of the Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam, will take up the post on April 1, 2020. “With Hetty Berg, we have gained an internationally experienced museum expert,” Berlin Museum Chairman of the Board, State Minister of Culture Monika Grütters, said in a news release issued by the museum. “[…] As chief curator of the Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam she has successfully demonstrated her leadership in complex organizations. Her appointment will give new impulses to the Jewish Museum Berlin, both inside and out.” Jewish Museum in Berlin.

  1. Call for Applications – Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe

    By AEJM / Eva Koppen on

    The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe welcomes applications for its next grant round in the following grants programmes: Museums Archives and Libraries Academic Jewish Studies… | Read more »

  2. Memorial park at site of destroyed Great Synagogue dedicated in Oświęcim, the town where the Nazis built Auschwitz

    By Auschwitz Jewish Center on

    For centuries the Great Synagogue in Oświęcim was the center of the Jewish life in our town. Following the occupation of Oświęcim, the Great… | Read more »

  3. Jewish Museum in Stockholm finds a new home in Sweden’s oldest preserved synagogue

    By AEJM / Robbie Schweiger on

    The Jewish Museum in Stockholm has found home again, this time in Stockholm’s oldest preserved synagogue in the middle of the Old Town. This… | Read more »

Say Shibboleth! On Visible and Unvisible Borders

On display at Jewish Museum Munich
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Despite talk about globalization and the international community, new border fences and walls are being erected all over the world—around states, occupied territories, and gated communities, between public and private spaces, between the legal and the illegal. Some of these borders are permeable and others fatal, some are visible and others reinforced by cultural codes, language tests, or biometric methods. Borders decide about life and death, “identity” and “otherness,” belonging and exclusion. “And the Gileadites took the fords of the Jordan against the Ephraimites; and it was so, that when any of the fugitives of Ephraim said: Let me go over, the men of Gilead said unto him: Art thou an Ephraimite? If he said: Nay; then said they unto him: Say now “Shibboleth” and he said “Sibboleth”; for he could not frame to pronounce it right; then they laid hold on him, and slew him at the fords of the Jordan; and there… | Read more »

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  1. Veiled Women of the Holy Land: New Trends in Modest Dress

    On display at The Israel Museum
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    • etnography
    • textiles & clothing
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    • photography
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  2. Charlotte Salomon: Life? or Theatre?

    On display at Jewish Museum London
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    • holocaust
    • community
    • history
    • art
    • drawing & prints
    • heritage
    • cultural history
    • social history
    • contemporary art
  3. The Ephrussis. Travel in Time

    On display at Jewish Museum Vienna
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    • painting
    • community
    • holocaust
    • art
    • heritage
    • history
    • social history
    • drawing & prints
    • post war history
    • cultural history