In one of his last public interventions, Santiago referred to the poet Gabriel Selaya (1911-1991) when stating “I curse the museum that does not take sides, sides until it becomes stained”. This was his starting point, his objective, his way of being: the commitment to heritage, culture, history and life pushed him to promote new visions and new perspectives in museology and in the interpretation of Hispanic Jewish heritage. He was an archaeologist and museologist, historian and writer, cultural manager and poet. Santiago knew how to give a direct, respected and dignified voice to a culture and heritage too long forgotten and manipulated in our country. Santiago was director of the Sephardic Museum of Toledo in the last decade (2010-2019) and before, during the years in which he served as curator, he was the deep spirit and inner voice of the museum. He modernized the museum, updated contents and made it the most visited… | Read more »
The AEJM Annual Conference 2019 will be hosted by Museo Nazionale dell’Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah (MEIS) in Ferrara (IT), November 17-19. The conference programme… | Read more »
The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe welcomes applications for the Autumn grant round in the following grants programmes: Archives and Libraries Jewish Education Museums The… | Read more »
The Board of the Association of European Jewish Museums welcomes the decision of the selection committee to confirm the reappointment of Professor Dariusz Stola as… | Read more »
Exhibition in the Former Synagogue Kriegshaber on the occasion of the 5-year anniversary as the second location of the Jewish Museum Augsburg Swabia In 1938/39, more than 10,000 Jewish girls and boys were rescued from the German Reich by Kindertransporte. Alone in a foreign country, whose language they often did not speak and without knowing the fate of their parents and siblings, the new beginning was difficult and burdened by fears, feelings of guilt and trauma. The exhibition focuses on these multiple crossings of borders, from the national and linguistic border to that of the emotionally tangible – 80 years ago as well as in the present. Together with the stories of Jewish Kindertransport-Children from Augsburg and Swabia, the exhibition deals with the lives of unaccompanied underage refugees in Augsburg today. They are all children on the run.