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Next MEST Events: Online School Programmesfeatured

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        This April, AEJM organizes two MEST sessions on Online School Programmes: Primary Schools on 6 April (in collaboration with POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews) and Secondary Schools on 20 April (in collaboration with Jewish Museum London). Register now for the second event!   Best Practice from London Get to know best practice in online programming for Secondary Schools together with Fran Jeens, Interim Museum Director and former Director of Learning and Engagement, and Lisa Shames, Senior Learning Manager at the Jewish Museum London. At the next session on 20 April the Jewish Museum London will share its experience in developing the Virtual Classrooms, the museum’s online learning activities. Fran will present how the JML team researched, developed and launched the Virtual Classrooms for secondary schools and will give insight into evaluation and challenges of the whole programme. Lisa will lead a demo of the Virtual Classrooms. Participants… | Read more »

  1. DigiTraining – Digital & Audiovisual Capacity Building for Accessible Heritage

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    We would like to share with you an open call for a training opportunity aimed at small and midsized museums! DigiTraining is a Creative Europe… | Read more »

  2. Register now for the CAJM Online Conference

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    Registration is open for the first global, online conference of the Council of American Jewish Museums – developed in partnership with AEJM. Conference dates are April… | Read more »

  3. New on Job Opportunities!

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    Managing Director for the Jewish Museum of the City of Vienna Ges.m.b.H. Deadline: June 30th, 2021 Visit our Job Opportunities page for more information… | Read more »

In the Labyrinth of the Times: with Mordechai W. Bernstein through 1700 years of German-Jewish History

On display at Jewish Museum Munich

Mordechai W. Bernstein (1905–1966) worked for the “Yiddish Scientific Institute” (YIVO) in Wilno which relocated to New York in 1941. He was commissioned by the YIVO to trace documents and objects which had been looted during the Nazi era. Between 1948 and 1951 he visited some 800 places in his search for vestiges of German-Jewish culture. He published the results of his findings in three volumes written in Yiddish and, as such, created a musée imaginaire for a German-Jewish culture which had been destroyed. The exhibition shows 18 objects which Bernstein tracked down, and juxtaposes Bernstein’s viewpoint, from the perspective of the immediate post-war period, with that of the present day. The range of objects reflects the diversity of German-Jewish culture. The exhibition on the first level starts with the oldest of the objects: An oil lamp from Antiquity decorated with a menorah which was, for a long time, at the center of a… | Read more »

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