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Proposal for an International Database of Lost and Found Jewish Ceremonial Objectsfeatured

By AEJM / Ana Cahen-Eden on

26 November 2020 Dear member/affiliated member of AEJM, As some of you already know, AEJM is planning the creation of an international database of lost and found Jewish ceremonial objects. In 1998 international attention for the Nazi looting of Jewish cultural assets and provenance research resulted in the non-binding Washington Principles that focused on art objects. Provenance research in Jewish museums, including Judaica was discussed for the first time in 2006 during an annual meeting of the AEJM. The conference recommended to AEJM members to sign a resolution to this effect. The topic of provenance research has been on the agenda of AEJM meetings regularly ever since. In 2009 the Holocaust Era Assets Conference took place in Prague, where 46 States for the first time specifically dealt with looted Judaica separately from looted art and other property. The resulting Terezin Declaration paved the way to two publications focusing on Judaica objects: Neglected Witnesses. The… | Read more »

  1. Recording Online: Curatorial (Provenance)

    By AEJM / Ana Cahen-Eden on

    On Wednesdag 14 October the AEJM presented our first curatorial online discussion on ZOOM. The session dealt with the issue of provenance research and… | Read more »

  2. Recording Online: Project Slam 2020

    By AEJM / Ana Cahen-Eden on

    On Wednesday 18 November, during the Online Annual Conference, the AEJM organized a number of online project presentations on ZOOM, mimicking the project slam of… | Read more »

  3. Recording Online: The presence of the Holocaust in European Jewish Museums

    By AEJM / Ana Cahen-Eden on

    On Wednesday 18 November, during the Online Annual Conference, the AEJM presented a ZOOM session on The Presence of the Holocaust in European Jewish Museums…. | Read more »